Gelt Woods is a RSPB nature reserve and you can find many species of birds living in the wood, making it very popular with bird-watchers. Red squirrels, and many other animals, also make their home in Gelt Woods. There are several paths for visitors to experience the natural beauty of the woods and the rushing water of the River Gelt.
History of Gelt Woods
Gelt Woods also features a remarkable quarry, which was chiselled out by Romans about 1800 years ago. The stone was used to build and repair parts of the famous Hadrian’s Wall and you can even see chisel marks forming a herringbone pattern along the cliff face. The quarry is a true hidden gem and something that many visitors to the area sadly miss out on.
A DAY AT GELT WOODS
Gelt Woods is a haven for wildlife, home to a variety of different animals and birds. Bird watching can be enjoyed all year round, and red squirrels have been spotted amongst the trees.
Within the woods, you will find a quarry, where Romans obtained much of the stone used to build and repair the famous Hadrian's Wall.