If you love bird watching then the coast at Cresswell, with its many seabirds and waders, will give you hours of pleasure. There are a number of nature reserves in the local area, including Druridge Pools Nature Reserve and Cresswell Pond. Many species are seen regularly, and visitors include Long-tailed Duck, Hobby, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Bittern, Spoonbill, all manner of waders – and just about anything can turn up here.
A few miles north of Cresswell, at the East Chevington Reserve, Skylarks, Whooper Swans and Greylags have been seen. Boat trips to the nearby Coquet Island offer sightings of Puffins, Roseate Terns and Eiders and the Farne Islands are easily accessible by boat from Seahouses, thirty miles up the coast, where you will see Kittiwakes, Puffins and Eider Ducks. If you are a member of the RSPB, then their new reserve at Saltholme is just an hour and a half’s drive away in Teeside.
The area around Cresswell is a rich habitat for wildlife and local people have seen otters, hares, foxes, red squirrels, stoats, weasels on the land and common and grey seals, porpoises and dolphins in the waters along the coast. Unforgettable guided wildlife experiences are available throughout Northumberland from Northern Experience Wildlife Tours
Northumberland is great for otter watching just 30 miles away at Seahouses with daily boat trips to the Farne Islands.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Seahouses also offer boat trips for whale and dolphin watching.