Grindon Lough can be found only a few miles to the south of the English Heritage’s Flagship House Steads Roman Fort and is the smallest and shallowest of four natural loughs located in the Hadrian’s Wall area. Visitors are recommended to wrap up warm, as this is a very exposed site, which can be cold and very windy at times.
Grindon Lough is great for wildfowl, especially during the winter months. The water level is usually too shallow for diving ducks, however in recent years, due to high rainfall, water levels have been at times very high. This site remains a favourite for White-fronted Geese during the winter. Other key species to watch out for include Raven, Reg-legged and Grey Partridge and Buzzard. Recent highlights have included Red-necked Phalarope (2015-2016), American Wigeon (2015-17) and Long-tailed Duck (2017).