Greenlee Lough is one of the most important wetland sites in Britain and Europe. It contains unusual aquatic plantlife including several types of pondweed and stonewort (types of algae thriving in very clean water). This has led to its designation as a Special Area of Conservation, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve.
Visit for: It contains a mix of habitats beyond the open water of the lough (small lake), including carr woodland, bog and grassland.
One of the Roman Wall loughs, this reserve is owned by Northumberland National Park Authority and is also a Northumberland Wildlife Trust reserve.
To download our Greenlee Lough guide click here.
Walk: Greenlee Lough Walk.
Greenlee Lough – breeze rising
Car: From the A1, follow the A69 and turn right onto Well Bank, which is just after the Henshaw Garage. Follow Well Bank, turning left before Hunter Crook Lodge, then turning right at the next junction. Continue until you reach Military Road, with Once Brewed Visitor Centre on you left. Turn right, onto Military Road, then take the immediate next left. Follow this road for 1.1 miles, turning right at the second junction you come to. Follow that road for 0.6 miles, until you come to left turn restricted access road for Greenlee Lough.