Immerse yourself in a cocoon of campfires, starscapes and incredible biodiversity in the heart of Northumberland at our blissful Tarset base, Wild Northumbrian.
With yurts, shepherds huts and even a treehouse to choose from, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was glamping. Despite the site’s beautiful, cosy accommodation, you will be completely immersed into nature, with Tawny Owls, Foxes and Roe Deer frequent visitors, and the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park blanketing the vast sky above.
You will be involved with Wild Intrigue’s ongoing camera trapping projects to monitor specific species on site, leading to an ecosystem level conservation strategy for the Wild Northumbrian. Surveying for Bats, Badgers, Tawny Owls and Otters are particular highlights, in addition to the discovery of an incredible array of Moths.
You will have the opportunity to see the incredible, and beautiful, diversity of Moths which the mosaic of habitats support at Wild Northumbrian by learning to set and check Heath and Skinner moth traps, as well as identify individuals during morning and dusk sessions. A perfect opportunity for guided macro photography!
In addition to recording species at Wild Northumbrian as part of the environmental and ecological enhancement work passionately promoted by the site owners, we will venture further out into the mosaic of habitats surrounding the site for a day long excursion, exploring conifer forest, deciduous woodland, moorland and riparian landscapes to discover just how wild Northumberland really is.
You will learn how to navigate across the land using maps, compasses and technology, using cartography as a way to further discover the land, searching for reptiles such as Adders, Common Lizards and Slowworms, as well as Red Squirrels and perhaps even signs of Pine Marten as we explore.
To top it off, you will be enrolled onto a John Muir Discovery Award by joining this Expedition.
Why not share the adventure with a friend, and take advantage of our discount (for both of you!) when you share your chosen accommodation.
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AUTUMN | 4th – 6th October
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Wild Northumbrian boasts a wonderful diversity of wildlife, including Red Squirrels, Tawny Owls, Common Lizards, an array of Moths, Butterflies and Dragonflies, various Bat species, Roe Deer and much more. Closely neighbouring Wild Northumbrian are fascinating species such as Snipe, Otter, Badger and Pine Marten!
Riparian (Tarset Burn)
Based at Wild Northumbrian, choose from a beautifully designed, cosy yurt, shepherds hut or treehouse in the heart of Northumberland
All linen provided, bring own towels
Wood burning stoves in accommodation
Kitchen on site
Toilets and showers on site
Wild Northumbrian, Thorneyburn Old Rectory, Hexham, NE48 1NA
Contribute to ongoing monitoring and conservation of wildlife on site
Camera trap installation and analysis
Fieldcraft incl. tracking
Ethical wildlife photography training
Moth trapping and identification
Bat detecting and surveying
Excursion to explore surrounding landscapes and wildlife
This Expedition can host 4 to 10 people