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haymeadow flowers and insects

The secret life of a hay meadow

Date: 1st July 2017
Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

Celebrate National Meadows Day with Northumberland National Park

It’s National Meadows Day.  To celebrate, join Northumberland National Park on a walk where we will take a look at the huge variety of flowers and insects to be found in one of Northumberland’s best hay meadows.

Aimed at families with children 12 years and under.  Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To avoid disappointment we do recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Adults go free!

The booking for the event will close before the event takes place, often on the afternoon of the last working day prior to the event.  There may still be tickets available; unless this event shows either that booking is essential or that tickets are “sold out” you may still be able to attend simply by turning up on the day.  However, do note that places are always allocated on a first come first served basis because of number restrictions.

As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and wear appropriate footwear.  As the weather can change please remember to bring waterproofs and warm clothing.

Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Location: Wedder Leap, Northumberland National Park car park

Directions: From Rothbury take the B6381 west through Thropton. At ‘Flotterton’ take the right signed ‘Alwinton’. Go through Alwinton and continue along the single track road for approx 6 miles. The car park is on the left before Barrowburn.

Postcode: NE65 7BP (general area)

For those wishing to use Sat-Nav please note, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area so whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you may still need to follow directions to locate the venue.

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Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.