Marden Quarry LNR
Designated site name: Marden Quarry LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  Both
County: TYNE AND WEAR Natural England Area Team: Northumbria (LNR)
Other overlapping designations:
Date of Declaration: 21/06/2005 Declaring Authority: North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
Area (Ha): 5.88 Grid Reference: NZ 354 714
Owned By:  North Tyneside Council Managed By:  North Tyneside Council
Location: Off The Broadway, Whitley Bay, NE30 3
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Access to the park is via The Broadway (A193), and is also within walking distance of Whitley Bay and Cullercoats Metro stations.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The site is set within a disused limestone quarry and reservoir dating back to the late 1600s. The reserve provides a range of habitats including a large wildfowl lake, small pockets of limestone grassland, senescent elder scrub and a small area of mature woodland. The site is recorded as having the largest blackbird population in the county, as well as supporting the declining song thrush.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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