Northumberlandia is a unique piece of public art with a centrepiece of a stunning human landform sculpture surrounded by greenspace and ponds with developing wildlife interest. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil, the Lady (as she is known locally) is 100 feet high and a quarter of a mile long. Far from being a rigid manicured art form, Northumberlandia is a living part of the countryside that will mature over time and change with the seasons. What you see when you visit is only the start of something that will evolve through generations.
Sixteen red list species of birds have been spotted onsite and tree sparrows are now nesting in the boxes in the woodland. Kestrels can often be seen hovering and buzzards can be spotted soaring over the landform itself. The woodland harbours many birds and spectacular fungi (in the autumn), whilst the grasslands are hotspots for butterflies and meadow flowers. The ponds attract birdlife including little grebe and tufted duck.
Northumberlandia is open daily from dawn to dusk. During the summer months, the café and toilets are open Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 (indoor and outdoor seating available). Entry is free but donations are welcome (suggested £2 per person).
Cramlington Northumberland NE23 8AU