Seal pups on The Farne Islands

Wildlife in Northumberland

Meet the locals
Adorable puffins, lazing seals, magical dolphins and rare ospreys are just some of the array of wildlife in Northumberland. Go wild goat spotting in the Cheviots, take wildlife boat trips and tiptoe through forests to find deer peeking from the trees.

Born to be wild

See ospreys at Kielder Water & Forest Park, adorably uncoordinated puffins at The Farne Islands and grey seals basking on the beach in Berwick. From rare roseate terns on Coquet Island, to wild cattle at Chillingham, to elusive Cheviot goats, we have so many locals for you to meet.

Outstanding inland landscapes

Our incredible inland landscapes are made up of diverse nature, an array of wildlife and staggering views. From spotting red squirrels at the National Trusts Wallington House, Gardens and Estates to discovering deer scattered across the North Pennines, there are scenic spots filled with wildlife for you to enjoy. Discover wildlife watching in Northumberland on countryside walking and hiking routes, as well as along some of the region’s best cycling routes.

Much ado about puffins

Go dolphin-spotting on the River Tweed in Berwick, kayaking with seals around Coquet Island and pop to The Farne Islands to see puffins. Northumberland’s coastline boasts amazing wildlife, renowned for scenic views, vast beaches, hidden gem coves and islands, and the best days out throughout the seasons. So get your wellies at the ready and make sure to check tide times before heading out on a coastal wildlife spotting adventure.

Country Parks and Nature Reserves

Our idyllic woodland areas, picturesque nature reserves and activity filled country parks are the perfect places for a spot of wildlife and bird watching. From Bolam, Druridge Bay and Tyne Riverside country park, there are so many destinations to experience the region’s most loved wildlife.
Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Family walk in Northumberland
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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