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West Boldon Lodge

West Boldon Lodge

West Boldon Lodge is part of the National Grid Environmental Education Centre Network and is managed by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle. The Lodge is a purpose built environmental education centre with 13 hectares of habitats. As well as education programmes for schools, adults and families, we also run community events, offer room hire and support a range of volunteers.

West Boldon Lodge is renowned for high quality delivery of engaging and informative outdoor and environmental education activities to a range of visitors. It is the only centre of its kind in South Tyneside which, combines a diverse nature site with experienced and enthusiastic staff to offer visitors an unforgettable experiences.

The centre, constructed by National Grid, opened in August 2010 and is an Erlund House Log Cabin constructed from high quality Northern Pine logs grown in Finland. The Lodge’s eco credentials including solar hot water, wood burning stoves as supplementary heating and natural cellulose fibre made from recycled paper insulation demonstrate Groundwork and National Grid’s commitment to sustainability.

We are located in South Tyneside within 13 hectares of land which comprises open water, wet and dry meadows, grassland, woodland, coppiced willow areas and scrub woodland. One area of the site is known as Mount Pleasant Marsh Local Wildlife Site and contains an orchard with trees that are from locally rare species and examples of ancient ridge and furrow meadow. The site is actively managed using traditional conservation techniques.

Groundwork received £10,000 from the Postcode Local Trust in 2017 to improve the biodiversity of the Woodland Realm at West Boldon Lodge. Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Events at West Boldon Lodge

Throughout the year West Boldon Lodge hosts a whole range of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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Volunteer at West Boldon Lodge

West Boldon Lodge offers a range of different ways that you can get involved and make a real difference.

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Education at West Boldon Lodge

West Boldon Lodge delivers a variety of environmental education programmes for children and young people.

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Business at West Boldon Lodge

West Boldon Lodge is an excellent venue for those wishing to hire facilities for a meeting, event or larger function.

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Boldon Bear needs your help!

Help Boldon Bear and the team as we fundraise to improve our wonderful woodland

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How to find us

Visitor information and contact details for West Boldon Lodge.

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