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Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Unexpected gem

We had noticed road signs for Hauxley nature reserve on the way to Druridge Bay so we called in. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon K
via mobile
Afternoon walk

Beautiful place to visit. More to see then expected. There are bird watching sheds,islands... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachael Y
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“the reserve”(25 reviews)
“circular walk”(10 reviews)
“red squirrels”(8 reviews)
Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre reopened to the public on Saturday 24th June 2017 following a 2 year closure for the creation of an exciting new visitor centre. The new eco-friendly, straw bale building has been largely constructed by a dedicated...more
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Hauxley Lane | Near Low Hauxley village, at the northern end of Druridge Bay Low Hauxley Northumberland - Map reference NU 285 023, Amble NE65 0JR, England
+44 1665 568324
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had noticed road signs for Hauxley nature reserve on the way to Druridge Bay so we called in. It was a lovely morning out with our toddler. The walk round the lake is accessible and fairly easy going with a few hides and a...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. More to see then expected. There are bird watching sheds,islands, woodlands. Its a gorgeous place for a walk. Very helpful staff on reception. I enjoyed this very much and will return. The beach is 450m from the car park at the...More

Thank Rachael Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a relaxing day visiting this Wildlife Discovery Centre, walking to various hides and looking at the birds. It was marvelous to see a willow tit, one of the birds on the RSPB red list for reduction in numbers over the past few years. Whilst...More

Thank lincsdave2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre is located near the little seaside Hamlet of Low Hauxley in Northumberland. Purpose build from reclaimed land this is a haven for wildlife in particular Birds of all kinds. Two years ago when I last visited my native Northumberland the Centre...More

Thank BorderReiver62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked along the beach and came across this wonderful discovery centre. We had some refreshment in the cafe where the staff where very efficient and the food was very good value and tasty. It was lovely looking out of the window and seeing the...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw a red squirrel as soon as we arrived, thanks to a volunteer with a telescope set up just inside the centre. Looked around for more squirrels but I think they're quite shy. Otherwise a good walk, good views of the coast, the lake...More

Thank Juliana B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after the cafe had closed for the day , but we were welcomed and given great information about facilities and access . If you go to the far end there is a wonderful viewing room , with great aspects across the site ....More

Thank sally-copps49
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The facility here is excellent.Reserve warden really helpful and will answer any questions. Counted 10 Herons. Excellent cup of tea.

Thank FionaHelene
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Very impressed on our first visit to this place while on holiday in Northumberland. Easy to get to and parking free. Had a fantastic welcome from one of the volunteers who clearly explained the centres history and how the site worked. He even found us...More

Thank ajsw001
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I have taken groups of school children here as part of an educational visit (where we have been bug hunting) a few times in the past and each time the children have enjoyed it. So decided to visit again with members of my family. The...More

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June 27, 2017|
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Response from HauxleyWDC | Property representative |
We have taken the decision to make Hauxley a dog-free nature reserve. Research indicates that even the presence of dogs disturbs wildlife. Visitors can use the public footpath to the beach to walk their dogs but they are no... More