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This project seeks to improve the conservation, access and interpretation of the Whin Sill as a unique landform by relating its geodiversity and biodiversity to art, built heritage and industrial archaeology.

With the exception of Lindisfarne Heugh to the south of the village of Holy Island, the Whin Sill outcrops form a chain along the southern boundary of the mainland Peregrini area from Bamburgh to Easington, near Belford. There are nine sites in total: Lindisfarne Heugh, Bamburgh Golf Course, Brada Hill, Harper Heugh, Spindlestone Hill, Shada Plantation, Easington Quarry, Kippy Law and Cragmill Heugh.

Surveys of the whin sill grasslands to monitor the effects of conservation and to inform future management will be conducted in spring and early summer 2017. This work will build on existing knowledge of these unique habitats. Practical conservation work at selected sites will include the clearance of invasive species, namely gorse, in February 2017 and, later on, in the autumn and winter months. 





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16 September 2017

Holy Island guided walk and beach clean

Join us for a guided walk and to take part in this years Marine Conservation Society Great British Beach Clean! 9.30am - 4.00pm - Meet at Chare Ends Car Park, Holy Island... Read more

20 July 2017

Kippy Heugh Wildflower and Plant Survey

Join botanist Naomi Waite from the Northumberland Wildlife Trust for an informative introduction to whin grassland wildflowers, followed by a plant survey. 10am to 1pm, Thursday the 20th of July at Kippy Heugh, near Belford.... Read more

24 June 2017

The Whin Sill and its Grassland

Learn more about this iconic landform and the special habitat it gives life to - 10am to 1pm, Saturday 24 of June on Holy Island.... Read more

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The Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme is managed by a Partnership of professional and community representatives from Holy Island and surrounding shore side area. The lead organisation for the Scheme is the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership, hosted by Northumberland County Council.