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Nature Notebooks

Winter in Retreat

1st March 2019

It might only be the third week of February but the feeling that we have turned the corner and are on the road to spring is everywhere. And what a […]

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An introduction to Murton Gap fields, North Tyneside

11th February 2019

Murton Gap is the name give to the area of arable farmland separating Monkseaton, Shiremoor and Murton in North Tyneside. In fact, Murton Gap is a bit more than just […]

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Introducing the 10 miles of Druridge Bay

15th August 2018

The sweep of Druridge Bay itself, some eight kilometres of sandy littoral a little to the south of Amble in Northumberland, is part of a coastline between the estuary of […]

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Introducing Crowtrees Local Nature Reserve

30th July 2018

My interest in Crowtrees Local Nature Reserve dates back to a morning early in January 2016.  The reserve is just a couple of miles from home, up the steep side […]

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Introducing Rimside Moor & Longframlington Common

18th July 2018

The moors north of Longframlington – Rimside Moor & Longframlington Common – are unremarkable Northumbrian sandstone moorlands, having been intensively managed in the pursuit of grouse, grazing and cheap timber […]

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Introducing Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill Local Nature Reserve

11th July 2018

Sacriston, where I live, is a former mining village halfway between Durham City and Chester-le-Street. Lying between Sacriston and Chester-le-Street are Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill Local Nature Reserve. Waldridge […]

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