Supported by the Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF), volunteers have worked tirelessly to construct a new Welcome Hut by the reserve entrance. Serving as a base for Volunteer Rangers, the new building will provide much-needed shelter, ensuring volunteers have a warm, dry place from which to welcome you to the reserve.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Volunteer Rangers have worked around the clock to ensure visitors receive a safe friendly welcome to Gosforth Nature Reserve, sharing sightings, answering your questions and supporting members as they returned to the reserve following lockdown. Now, they will be able to continue their important work, ensuring the reserve remains a place of learning and enjoyment for years to come.
Thanks to the tireless work of Christopher Wren and Paul Drummond who erected the building in a record four days, the new Welcome Hut is now complete, and volunteers are already feeling the benefits.
Lockdown has inspired many more people to appreciate the value of nature on their doorstep. With your support, alongside that of the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, volunteers will ensure that Gosforth Nature Reserve continues to inspire visitors of all ages.