Our resident Brown Hare can now be seen most days at Layside – the young leveret enjoying garden shrubs and spinach from the vegetable garden. It is believed that the hare was introduced to Britain by the Romans around 2000 years ago and it is good to see that recorded numbers of these beautiful animals are steadily increasing. It is certainly a pleasure to watch, best seen early in the morning or at dusk – or under the car where it has made a comfortable “form”.


Northumberland National Park has won the prestigious accolade of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018.

This is the second time the National Park has won the respected nationwide competition through an online public vote, making the least populated National Park in the country the undisputed people’s champion once again.

Almost 180,000 votes were cast by nearly 30,000 people, representing the biggest response in the award’s history and Northumberland National Park winning the strongest and most debated category.

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