Urban Wildlife Walk


Key Details



Join local naturalist, Mark Welfare, for a relaxing guided walk to find and record a variety of spring wildlife around Hebburn.

About Gosforth's Wild Web

All Gosforth's Wild Web events are free, fun and friendly. Made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, they provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy and experience local wildlife in the neighbourhoods across Newcastle and North Tyneside. What will you discover in your local area? Join in today and start noticing nature near you. For more information about the project, please see here.

Essential Information

Event lead: Mark Welfare

Event length: 1 session, Tuesday 21 May, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm (approx)

Event structure: Informal walk

Level: Beginner/enthusiast

Meet at: Hebburn Riverside Carpark, Prince Consort Road (by the river), grid reference: NZ 30051 64679, What3Words: fuels.unwanted.comet.

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Event cost: Free to all

About this event

Led by a friendly guide, together you'll explore streets and green spaces in search of ladybirds, bees, early flowers and other spring wildlife while recording sightings for Gosforth's Wild Web.


This event comprises a walk of approx 1.5 mile.

Recommended equipment:

Sturdy shoes and a camera/phone, if you have one.

About the event lead:

Mark is a recently retired medic who started birding in his teens and in the last 5 years has diversified to learn about plants, bees, hoverflies, Odonata, moths, and butterflies. A keen recorder he has more than 20,000 Northumberland records of 1000 species on iRecord and is a keen supporter of the NHSN citizen science projects. Having been a medical educator, he is keen on sharing his developing knowledge and inspiring others.