Flowers and Birds of Greenlee

Event date:
3rd July 2022
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

This is a walk with a section of rough, and often muddy, ground, but then along a board walk through the reed beds on the edge of the lough to the bird hide where we will stop for lunch. We will be looking at flowers along the way, and listening for birds.

In the National Nature Reserve area we will see different plant habitats include marsh, mire (or raised bog) and hay meadow. We should see Lesser Spearwort, Blinks, Meadow Sweet, Sneezewort, Ragged Robin, Marsh Cinquefoil and Yellow Rattle. We might hear skylarks, sedge warblers and reed buntings and from the adjacent woodland willow warblers with perhaps sightings of spotted flycatchers or even an osprey over the lough.

We need to meet at The Sill then drive on to the walk start point, sharing cars if at all possible as parking is restricted.

Everything you need to know

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 4.5 miles

Category: Moderate 3

Find more information to ensure this walk is right for you on our Walking Checklist page here.

Please note - dogs are not permitted on this guided walk.

Starting point (please meet here approximately 10 minutes before the walk start time): The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

On the B6318 (Military Road). An hour's car journey west from the centre of Newcastle and 45 mins east from Carlisle (Hadrian's Wall Bus stops here).

OS Grid Ref: NY 752 668

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