About Big Waters

Big Waters, on the edge of Brunswick Village, is the largest subsidence pond in the North East of England.  The lake was formed after the collapse of mine workings in the 1920's and now offers a home to permanent, seasonal and migratory wildlife including mute swans, tree sparrows, great spotted woodpeckers, chiff chaff, sparrowhawk, roe deer, various hawkers and with rare species often spotted.

Big Waters Map: Click to enlarge
The park is mostly open water, reedbed and a skirting rim of wet woodland. The east of the park offers beautiful walks and fishing opportunities while the west has two hides for watching the wildlife (for Northumberland Wildlife Trust Members - keys are required).

The combination of water, reedbed, woodland and walks offer the visitors great opportunities to enjoy a good walk, watch some wildlife or relax and enjoy a picnic. The park is managed by The Northumberland Wildlife Trust. 

This blog is not associated with the Northumberland Wildlife Trust but is rather a personal record of experiences with nature and wildlife at the park.

For more information on Big Waters and to join the trust visit their website: www.nwt.org.uk

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