Opening of a lady

Northumberlandia after the visitors had gone (c) Duncan Hutt

Today was the first public opening of Northumberlandia, something Northumberland Wildlife Trust is involved with alongside other partners, and a busy first day it was too.  It was great to see so many people enjoying the site and appreciating the views in all directions from the top of the head.  Despite the numbers turning up it never seemed to be crowded, the 4 miles of paths help spread people out.  At present it is open for restricted hours but over the weeks these will increase until it is open daily.

It will be interesting to see how Northumberlandia develops over the coming months both in terms of how people use and, hopefully, enjoy the site but also in how it develops for wildlife.  There is plenty of opportunity for nature here without altering the concept of the landform sculpture but as yet it is all a bit new to have particular value for wildlife, though there were plenty of small birds feeding in the grasslands once the majority of visitors had gone home again.

Visitors enjoying Northumberlandia (c) Duncan Hutt


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5 Responses to Opening of a lady

  1. We were also at the opening day of Northumberlandia on Wednesday – we may have passed each other.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Ah-ha- the missing link! Hi Sally- hope Mam is picking up fast. I knew Viv had family in Northumberland from her comments on mine, but I’ve just put 2 and 2 together. Slowly!
    We’ve not actually had a look at Northumberlandia yet as we don’t get up that way very often. Maybe an outing over Christmas, when the shops finally shut, if the weather’s ok. Your husband works for the Wildlife Trust? Nice to meet you, anyway, and my very best wishes to Viv.

    • thehutts says:

      Yes you are correct that Duncan works for Northumberland Wildlife Trust. I am volunteering at Northumberlandia when they are short of staff so you may well meet one or other of us over Christmas.

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