Gosforth Nature Reserve Exploration Day

All are welcome to learn about the plants and creatures of the Reserve.



Saturday 22 June

Saturday 24 August

Visitor information


10.30am - 3.30pm


Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, Salters Lane, NE3 5EP. Limited free car parking outside the reserve


This event is free and open to the public. No booking required.


Come and enjoy this fantastic private nature reserve at our annual exploration days. 

Everyone is welcome, drop in anytime between 10.30am and 3.30pm to learn about birds, plants, mammals and insects from friendly local naturalists. 

Activities this year will include pond-dipping, bird watching, moth trapping and mammal monitoring, while our popular tree trail and insect Bioblitz will also be making a triumphant return.

Gosforth Park Nature Reserve is the jewel in the crown of Newcastle’s remaining green space sites and is home to a range of rare and elusive species. On a typical visit there is the potential to encounter bittern, roe deer, kingfisher, red fox, red squirrel, willow tit and more.

Sorry – to avoid disturbing wildlife, dogs are not allowed on the reserve, even on leads.

Paths can get muddy if it rains so please wear suitable footwear.

The Natural History Society of Northumbria is a local charity that encourages the study of the natural world, protects local flora and fauna and cares for our collections at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

If you would like to support our work and learn more about the natural world then please join us. To find out more visit nhsn.ncl.ac.uk or come along.