The new wildlife hide at Kielder is clad with Shou Sugi Ban - charred timber, a traditional Japanese material.  Larch planks are charred to make them resistant to rot, and then oiled to further protect the surface.  Read more about Shou Sugi Ban here.

Newcastle University Master of Architecture students have designed and built the new hide at Bakethin, as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Living Wild at Kielder project.