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Arcot Pond – Northumberland

An Interactive Guide To Birdwatching Sites in the North East of England

Arcot Pond can be found only a short drive from the Big Waters nature reserve and the Plessey Woods Country Park. There are no bird hides and access is limited, however Arcot is well worth a visit, especially if your in the area. The site consists of an attractive pond, adjacent to Arcot Hall and Golf Course which is close to the A19 and A1.

Arcot Pond - Northumberland

There is no dedicated parking, however visitors can park at the edge of Arcot Lane. There are some paths, which enable visitors to view the pond and explore the nearby grassland and woodland. The site is popular with wildfowl, which on occasion can include Whooper and Berwick Swans in the winter.

A Sedge Warbler - Arcot Pond - Northumberland

A Sedge Warbler

Spring/Summer at Arcot Pond

During the sping/summer months, a good selection of Warblers can be heard and seen such as Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler. Other species to watch out for include Bullfinch, Water Rail and Willow Tit. Rare visitors recorded have included Great White Egret, Pectoral Sandpiper and Purple Heron.

County

Northumberland.

Map Reference

NZ 251 753

Habitats

  • Wetland
  • Woodland
  • Unimproved grassland
  • Heathland

Access

The pond can be viewed from the road.

Facilities

There are public toilets and Shops at the Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington.

Parking

There is usually enough room for 1-2 cars to park to the side of the road on Arcot Lane.