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Washington, Washington , NE38 7SD
Washington : The Galleries
Find us in The Galleries
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WWT Washington lies on the banks of River Wear between Newcastle and Sunderland and provides an inspirational example of how sound conservation management allows wildlife to thrive even in the midst of urbanisation, and of the benefits a green and tranquil place brings to built-up communities.
The centre gets its distinctive feel from its groves of ancient and plantation woodland, the oldest of which, Spring Gill Wood, is carpeted with bluebells and wood sorrel in spring.
Water for the neighbouring ponds and wetlands is cleaned by one of the centre’s two reedbeds.
The other is a breeding and feeding haven for reed buntings (a national priority bird), reed warblers, sedge warblers and a variety of dragonflies, as well as invertebrates and amphibians.Go Explore >