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Tunstall Hills
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Tyne and Wear
Natural England
Regional Team:
North East
Year of Declaration: 2003
Declaring Authority: Sunderland City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: NZ 395 540
Location: Off Leechmere Road, Sunderland, SR2 9
Owned by: Sunderland City Council
Managed by: Sunderland City Council
SSSI Type: Biological & Geological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The main access to Tunstall Hills Local Nature Reserve is off Leachmere road, NZ395543. Car Parking is available off Leechmere Road. By taking the track up past the allotments. Local buses from Sunderland stop on Leechmere Road.

Visitor facilities: There is open access to the site on foot. Paths are uneven to rough with some steep and very steep slopes The surface material varies from compacted stone, earth and short grass to long grass, loose stone and
ruts. There is no seating or signposting.
What to see: The grasslands are a hunting ground for kestrels, and home to smaller birds that nest in the Hawthorn and gorse such as Whitethroat, Linnet and Yellowhammer.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: For information on the Friends group contact Tunstall Hills Protection Group (THPG) on (0191) 528 6476 or (0191) 528 4659.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Sunderland City Council Countryside Team
Tel: 0191 561 8773

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Last Updated: 18/03/2013
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