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Crossbill Otter Puffin in flight

CHEVIOT VIEW AND WILDLIFE TOURISM

Being located in the heart of the countryside, within easy reach of both the coast and the Cheviots, makes Cheviot View an ideal base for anyone with an interest in wildlife, and you don’t even have to leave the house to find it!

Recent years have seen an increase in sightings of Red Squirrels around the village, and they are now regular visitors to our bird feeders.

The same feeders are at least partly responsible for the high number of bird species recorded in the garden; the current tally, (Jan 2016), of 56 includes, tree sparrows, goldcrests, grey wagtails, tawny owls and tree creepers amongst the more unusual.

North Northumberland...It's in our nature.

This is a brilliant depiction of our natural history through the year.

The local area is well served with a variety of walks and several nature reserves. A quiet evening stroll may well yield brown hare, roe deer and for the fortunate perhaps an otter or badger.

A short film by Tom Bradley.

The reserves which were formed around flooded gravel workings, have recorded over 160 species of birds since their creation, and attract both resident and migrating species.

Adders are also very common though quick to slip away if disturbed.

For those who wish to widen their search Seahouses,gateway to the Farne Islands is only 40 minutes away.

At the height of the season tens of thousands of seabirds, including everyone's favourite the Puffin, put on a spectacular display.

Grey seals are present year round and porpoises, dolphins and even Minke whales are seen from time to time.

Alternatively the Cheviot Hills are literally minutes away. Here in the quiet of the National Park upland species such as Raven, Ring Ouzel and Merlin can be found, whilst Kielder Water and its Ospreys is only an hour from us.

Whilst we’re always happy to point guests in the right direction, local wildlife guides such as Northern Experience Wildlife Tours, (NEWT - find them here), are well worth considering for those who’d like some professional guidance!