The Burn footpath passes through a range of habitats: mature woodland with its dim
light and moss covered boulders, light hazel woodland with well drained soil, disturbed
ground around the old mills and open meadow with long grass and wild flowers. Indigenous
animals include, bank vole, rabbit, roe deer, red squirrel, woodmouse, otter, heron,
dipper (a bird who walks under water to catch its food) mini-beasts galore and a
full chorus of woodland birds.
Children can learn about the natural environment as part of their science curriculum,
finding out about the plants and animals that use a habitat on a curriculum linked
field visit led by an experienced science teacher or experience nature through an
Earthwalk -a sensory exploration of the natural world.
Animals and plants in their environment
Mini-beasts, habitats, trees and flowers
To book a day in the field exploring the natural environment of the Haltwhistle
Burn contact Alison Higgs at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Haltwhistle Partnership
on 01434 341242