NNTV worksites: Northumberland Coast

The National Trust looks after a series of sites along the coast from Druridge Bay northwards. We mainly work at two sites, Dunstanburgh Heughs between Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle and St Aidan's Dunes between Seahouses and Bamburgh.

Along Dunstanburgh Heughs we have planted a hedge (which has shown little gratitude and is growing with a marked lack of enthusiasm), cleared a quarry site of fifty years of dumped barbed wire and agricultural chemical containers to reveal the site of an old prisoner of war camp, and cut fire breaks in the gorse. At St Aidan's Dunes we pull up ragwort, repair paths and boardwalks and help with the maintenance of the tern reserve.

After our clearance work the quarry site at the Heughs was part of an archaeological survey of the Dunstanburgh area done by English Heritage.

Typical tasks
Hedging. Gorse clearance. Ragwort pulling.
Usual meeting point
This may change, so always check with the workday co-ordinator
Depending on the location this is usually either the car park on the way in to Craster (pay and display), or at Seahouses.
Map for finding site
NT website description
National Trust webpage description
At Craster or Seahouses.
Other information
Bring insect repellent if working on the Heughs during the summer.

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