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Hauxley Nature Reserve - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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| Near Low Hauxley village, at the northern end of Druridge Bay Low Hauxley Northumberland - Map reference NU 285 023, Amble NE65 0JR, England
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Very Enjoyable

We visited here on Sunday last and arrived quite early-which is a good thing as the car park gets... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MichaelTaipei
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Taipei
Excellent facility at a great location

We regularly visit this reserve most weekends and it has rekindled our love of bird watching. As... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidJKualaLumpur
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Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre reopened to the public on Saturday 24th June 2017 following a 2 year closure for the creation of an exciting new visitor centre. The new eco-friendly, straw bale building has been largely constructed by a dedicated team of volunteers. The centre includes a 2km circular walk, wildlife watching hides, cafe, toilets, disabled access paths around almost half of the reserve and baby changing facilities. There is also a classroom that can be hired for private use for events, meetings and educational visits. An exclusive wildlife area can be accessed from the classroom for use by school groups.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“circular walk” (6 reviews)
“bird hides” (4 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Near Low Hauxley village, at the northern end of Druridge Bay Low Hauxley Northumberland - Map reference NU 285 023, Amble NE65 0JR, England
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+44 1665 568324
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here on Sunday last and arrived quite early-which is a good thing as the car park gets really full and there were others waiting to park when we left.As to the charge I saw a review that did not mention that it is...More

1  Thank MichaelTaipei
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly visit this reserve most weekends and it has rekindled our love of bird watching. As avid dog walkers (2 collies and a terrier pup) this probably isn't the first place you'd think of as dogs are not allowed in the actual reserve. However...More

1  Thank DavidJKualaLumpur
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a member of both the Northumberland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB, i visited Hauxley reserve a few weeks ago with the Newcastle Upon Tyne RSPB Group and I thought Hauxley was a fantastic reserve. Just one small point about no dogs allowed at Hauxley...More

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called here with my friend as we had heard it had re opened after the terrible fire We were really impressed with what we found !!! Not only did we find a very innovative newly built building when we stepped inside we were even...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Early morning visit to Hauxley Nature Reserve. Members get in at 9 so the place is dead quiet. Parked the car and was greeted by a extremely Red red Squirrel happily feeding on the well stocked feeders. I was then greeted at the entrance by...More

Thank Chris-Missum
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The New Visitor Centre is stunning and the views of the lake are forever changing with the sweep of Druridge Bay in the background. The Cafe serves excellent coffee and snacks. The building was essentially built by volunteers and is in itself architecturally interesting ....More

Thank JMeg_12
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HauxleyWDC, Development Officer at Hauxley Nature Reserve - Northumberland Wildlife Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks for the review. The visitor centre is helping to attract a much wider audience than our traditional wildlife enthusiasts and our staff and volunteers are more than happy to help with identification for anyone that is unsure.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Fantastic visitors centre. Cafe serving excellent coffee and home made scones and snacks. Lovely walk around the lakes and hides to view my he wild life.

Thank pamelamegoran
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HauxleyWDC, Development Officer at Hauxley Nature Reserve - Northumberland Wildlife Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

We do love those scones! Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We have been regular visitors to the Northumberland Wildlife Trust reserve at Hauxley for a good number of years. I do not profess to be an expert on wildlife but, to be honest, the reserve has a lot to offer for the layman and the...More

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HauxleyWDC, Development Officer at Hauxley Nature Reserve - Northumberland Wildlife Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and your support throughout the build. The videos were a fundamental part of the project; helping us to convey progress whilst the reserve was closed.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Visited today and whilst impressed with the visitor centre and cafe, why oh why do the signs have to indicate distances in kilometres! Britain does not have to follow metric measurements and hopefully never will, and as all of our road signs are in miles,...More

Thank Liz S
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HauxleyWDC, Development Officer at Hauxley Nature Reserve - Northumberland Wildlife Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

The circular walk around Hauxley Nature Reserve is approximately 2 km or 1.25 miles if you prefer imperial. The coastal path access point has indeed been closed. This is to help us manage our policy of not allowing dogs onto the nature reserve and also...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We walked along the beach on a beautiful day in August to the reserve from amble. We arrived in the car park and weren't even allowed to proceed to the kiosk for refreshments or an ice cream because we had the dog. Surely we could...More

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CandyM888
27 June 2017|
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Response from HauxleyWDC | Property representative |
We have taken the decision to make Hauxley a dog-free nature reserve. Research indicates that even the presence of dogs disturbs wildlife. Visitors can use the public footpath to the beach to walk their dogs but they are no... More
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