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Newton Pool – Low Newton by the Sea

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

The beautiful village of ‘Low Newton by the Sea‘ is home to one of Northumberland’s most attractive freshwater nature reserves. After a short walk, from a nearby pay and display car park, visitors can access ‘Newton Pool, via a path close to the ‘Ship Inn’. Not far, is an area of wet grassland which is popular with waders, which in 2016 included Little and Temminck’s Stints and a Pectoral Sandpiper. A Baird’s Sandpiper was also found later which had travelled from Boulmer where it had been spending time previously.

Continuing along the path, you very quickly come to a brand new bird hide at the edge of a freshwater pond providing visitors an opportunity to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife up close.

A Grey Heron

As the reserve sits close to the coastline, the site is popular with spring and autumn migrants, which has included rarities such as Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Greenish and Barred Warblers.

County

Northumberland

Map Reference

NU 241 241

Habitats

  • Freshwater
  • Wetland
  • Coastal
  • Grassland

Access

There is a free access to Newton Pool and the nearby coastline.

The reserve is suitable for accompanied wheelchairs

Facilities

There is a brand new hide which is accessible for wheelchair users.

There are public toilets in Low Newton village behind the Ship Inn.

Parking

There is paid parking close to Low Newton Village.