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More about Benshaw Moor

The Benshaw Moor site was bought by Northumberland Wildlife Trust in 2019 using funds raised through a public appeal, plus money from charitable trusts, businesses, private donations and a bequest by the late George Swan, emeritus professor of organic chemistry at Newcastle University. The bequest was specified for use in buying a site of botanical importance.

Work is now underway to plan visitor access and long-term management of the site.

The main entrance to Benshaw Moor is currently from the Winter’s Gibbet road. The site has no footpaths and parts of it are very boggy and uneven so, if you do visit, keep an eye on the weather and make sure you’re kitted out in appropriate footwear and clothing. 

Northumberland Wildlife Trust: Benshaw Moor Nature Reserve
Visit this official page for Benshaw Moor for visitor information and to find out more about its resident wildlife.

Wildlife camera traps at Benshaw Moor

Take a look at footage from one of our camera traps to see some of the nighttime inhabitants of Benshaw Moor going about their business: 

Camera traps on Benshaw Moor
Meet one of Benshaw Moor’s residents in this “otterly” adorable footage from one of our camera traps!

Find out more about other places to visit in Redesdale through the landing pages for the interpretation panels along the valley.
For information about self guided walks in the area see our walks page with downloadable pdfs of 18 walk routes.