What does wildlife or a wild place mean to you?
I realise how privileged I am to live in the countryside. Being in the Breamish Valley gives me daily access to mile upon mile of beautiful countryside: open moorland, high hills, undulating farmland and the picturesque River Breamish.
I never tire of cycling along the valley from Powburn heading towards Branton, Reaveley, Brandon, Ingram and on to Bulby’s Wood and Peggy Bell’s Bridge. Though I do have to be feeling quite fit to try and cycle any further up the hills to Linhope – I’m really just a leisure cyclist! The changing seasons mean there’s always something new to see. There’s always a new perspective.
I love to stop along the River Breamish and just sit…maybe have a coffee…just sit…and just be…
In the relatively short time I’ve been living in Powburn, the Breamish Valley has definitely become ‘My Wildlife’.
Wild places help to keep us calm
What’s your wild life?
Get involved and share your story about why wildlife matters to you. You can join the Wildlife Trusts’ Campaign at mywildlife.org.uk or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife.
Our nearest Wildlife Trust
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0191 284 6884
Address: St Nicholas Park, Gosforth NE3 3XT