Tweed & Coast Nature Trail launches with Trust support

The Simpson McCreath Trust were delighted to pledge their support to the Berwick-upon-Tweed U3A Environmental Group recently to assist with the launch of the Tweed & Coast Nature Trail.

The trail features 14 butterfly-shaped information boards over a 2.8-mile route throughout the town, starting at the top of Coronation Park close to Berwick Railway Station and finishing at the start of the Northumberland Coast Path and cycle route.

In between, the route takes walkers along the banks of the River Tweed, over the historic Old Bridge and along Dock Road towards Spittal Beach and along Spittal Promenade, passing various boards along the way that inform people of all ages about the nature found in the respective locations.

Not only that, the sheets on the information boards are updated season-to-season, ensuring that walkers can learn new information about the town’s wildlife throughout the year.

With a donation of £3,000, the Simpson McCreath Trust helped towards various costs associated with the project alongside other local businesses and organisations.

Speaking about the support granted, Vice Chair of the Berwick-upon-Tweed U3A Environmental Group, Hilary O’Shea, said: “We are very grateful to The Simpson McCreath Trust for sponsoring our new Tweed and Coast Nature Trail.

“The Trust was our first sponsor, to the tune of £3,000, and without that encouragement, the project may never have got off the ground. We are sure the trail will be a valuable asset both for residents and visitors to Berwick.”

Richard Simpson, Simpsons Malt Vice Chairman and Trustee of The Simpson McCreath Trust, added: “We were only too happy to support this project and, while I’ve been walking around town over the past couple of months, it’s been fantastic to see the striking butterfly shaped boards now in place.

“With each board packed full of information that will change season-by-season, we’re sure that the Tweed & Coast Nature Trail will be a hit with both visitors and residents alike.”

For more information on the trail, visit tweedandcoast.org.