The Northumberland Whin grasslands
Contact detailsOrganisation: Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0191 284 6884
Website: Rare Northumberland grasslands under threat on BBC Radio Tyne website and Whin grassland project on the Northumberland Wildlife trust
PartnersNorthumberland Wildife Tust, English Nature
The project involved surveying Northumberland Whin Grassland sites and providing support to landowners (e.g. grazing with native breeds and scrub clearance). Seed collection for reintroducing species to flower-poor partially improved grasslands is also undertaken. Whin grasslands are unique to the Whin escarpment, where the eroding basalt rock creates a thin soil which supports many species including 15 species only found here.