On Sunday 12th February local residents and wildlife enthusiasts will take part in a walk to show their opposition to plans by Newcastle Council and Persimmon Homes to build 600 new homes next to the city’s most important wildlife site, Gosforth Park Nature Reserve.
The walk will leave from Heathery Lane off the A189 (just south of the nature reserve) at 11am and walkers will follow the route of the wildlife corridor that links the reserve to the River Tyne. The walk will last around 2 hours and finish at Newcastle Quayside. The wildlife corridor would be damaged by the housing and the walk aims to highlight how important this natural lung is to the city, bringing amazing wildlife such as otters, kingfishers and badgers into the urban area.
More details and FAQs for the walk can be found by clicking here. The walk has been organised by the Save Gosforth Wildlife Campaign, which is supported by the Natural History Society of Northumbria and Northumberland Wildlife Trust.