Westgate Labs; our nature reserve on the farm
Here at Westgate our purpose built lab is on the family farm in Northumberland. For the last 30 years most of the land has been part of a massive opencast coal mine. This has recently been restored. Spurred on by devastating reports on the state of our declining countryside we've made the decision to turn 73 acres into a designated nature reserve to create a haven for plants and animals. Around 50 acres of this is new tree planting and the remainder is ponds, wetland and grassland that even after a few short years is already teaming with life.