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Newton Pool

The beautiful village of ‘Low Newton by the Sea’ is home to one of Northumberland’s most attractive freshwater nature reserves. After a short walk, from a nearby pay and display car park, visitors can access the reserve, via a path close to the ‘Ship Inn’. Not far, is an area of wet grassland which is popular with waders, which in 2016 included Little and Temminck’s Stint and Pectoral Sandpiper. A Baird’s Sandpiper was also found which had travelled from Boulmer where it had been spending time previously.

Continuing along the path, you very quickly come to two bird hides at the edge of a freshwater pond (one which is suitable for wheelchair access), providing visitors an opportunity to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife up close.

Photo to the left
A Cuckoo
at Newton Pool
by Tim Dean
in July 2016

As the reserve sits close to the coastline, the site is popular with spring and autumn migrants, which has included rarities such as Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Greenish and Barred Warblers.

Photo to the right
A Spoonbill
at Low Newton
by Gary Woodburn
in October 2012