Birdwatching, wildlife, photography and dark skies in and around Northumberland
Northern Experience Wildlife Tours offer exclusive, guided, birdwatching, photography
and wildlife tours, holidays
, based in Northumberland, the North Pennines
and the Scottish Borders.
Dark Skies with NEWT
Northumberland is the location of the largest Dark Sky Park
in Europe; the third largest Gold Tier Dark Sky Park in the World. We can extend your Safari Day, mini-Safari or Prestige Tour into the first few hours of darkness, so you'll see why Northumberland's Dark Skies are so very special. You'll be guided by a Northern Experience guide with decades of experience of stargazing, using excellent optical equipment to unveil some of the stunning sights in the night sky.
As Northumberland's only fully licenced and insured wildlife and birdwatching guides we're committed to your safety and comfort as well as to getting you close to our stunning wildlife :-) We're committed to the environment
that is home to our wildlife (and all of us as well!), so we encourage our clients to use public transport to travel to Northumberland whenever possible. We can provide advice about the most appropriate rail and bus stations for your visit, and offer a pick-up/drop-off service at the start and end of your Safari Day, Prestige Tour or Package Holiday with us. Let us do the driving as you relax and enjoy Northumberland's outstanding wildlife and landscapes.
There are a group of charities and organisations that we're really passionate about; British Divers Marine Life Rescue
, Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club
, Northumberland Wildlife Trust
and Red Squirrels Northern England
. If you're booking a trip through our online shop, please consider choosing one of these to make a donation to, and we'll match your donation ourselves.
With spectacular wildlife including Black Grouse, Peregrine, Goshawk, Osprey, Roseate Tern, Grey Seal, Otter, Red Squirrel, Wild Goat, Roe Deer, Minke Whale
and White-beaked Dolphin
, Northumberland has something for everyone. Whether you are young or old, new to birdwatching and wildlife tours or already experienced, we will improve your chances of finding these beautiful creatures.
Observe Otters and Ospreys at Kielder
, see Red Squirrels in southeast Northumberland
or Seals around Lindisfarne
, watch wildlife, whales and dolphins on a Northumberland Pelagic
, improve your birdwatching skills
, take a Prestige Tour (our exclusive wildlife tours for two), arrange a group visit with birdwatching and wildlife tours of Northumberland or purchase Gift Vouchers
for wildlife tours to celebrate a special occasion; all expertly led by the friendly, enthusiastic wildlife guide described by North East Life magazine as ‘The Northeast’s number one wildlife detective and otter-poo expert’.