Take a walk on the wild side

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FAMILIES are being encouraged to take a walk on the wild side for free holiday fun.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has more than 60 sites across the region that can be explored for free during a summer ‘staycation’.

Many of the reserves are internationally important, while others have more local significance, and they come in a variety of sizes, with a range of habitats, from peat bogs to juniper woods.

A number offer easy-going walking routes and are accessible to wheelchair users.

The trust’s Head of Land Management Duncan Hutt said: “As a trust we have a reserve to suit everyone.

“From our St Nicholas Park urban garden in Gosforth and Cresswell Foreshore on the coast to Flodden Quarry in the north and Briarwood Banks and Williamston reserves to the south of the county, nature is accessible to everybody, and free.

“At a time when everybody is feeling the pinch and opting for a ‘staycation’, why not check out all that this trust has to offer?”

For more information visit www.nwt.org.uk