The North East has a plethora of fantastic locations to see wildlife.
Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland
The Farne Islands, described by Sir David Attenborough as his favourite place in the UK to see 'magnificent nature', is host to seals, puffins, arctic terns, and over 100,000 seabirds.
It's also one of the most prominent and important grey seal sites in England, with more than 2,000 pups born every autumn.
As of 04/05/2021 the Farne Islands are closed to the public due to COVID-19. See when they are reopened & more information here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/farne-islands
A prime site for spotting the elusive deer in the grounds of a Victorian house, the first to be powered by hydroelectricity, once owned by Lord Armstrong.
Cragside is best visited in Autumn when the trees in the surrounding woods start to shed their leaves, as this makes the deer easier to spot.
For information on Cragside, visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside
Allen Banks & Staward Gorge, Tyne Valley
Staward Gorge, created by the River Allen, is home to the secretive otter even after the threat of extinction due to rive pollution in the 1960's. Now, they're back thriving with full legal protection, cleaner rivers and managed habitats.
For information on Allen Banks & Staward Gorge, visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/allen-banks-and-staward-gorge#Overview