Latest Whin Sill Stories
SOME of the region's wildlife-rich fields are in danger of being lost forever. Over the past 60 years, a staggering 97% of Britain's wildflower grasslands and meadows have been destroyed.
THERE is one last chance to save a slice of the North East's natural heritage, warn conservationists. Two years ago Northumberland Wildlife Trust surveyed rare whin grassland which is only found in Northumberland and limited to areas along the Great Whin Sill rock formation.
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.