Although most NNRs are managed by Natural England, 88 are wholly or partly managed by other bodies approved by Council, under Section 35 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Main habitats: Peatland
Area: 1509 Ha
Whitelee Moor NNR is owned and managed by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
The NNR has an active blanket bog, mires, flushes and heather heaths. Otters often hunt along the River Rede. Birds such as merlin and stonechat breed at the reserve. Visiting birds include black grouse, sky lark, curlew, golden plover and ring ouzel.
The NNR is at the head of Redesdale just south of the Newcastle to Jedburgh road. Access is directly from the A68 at Carter Bar. There is a car park at Carter Bar and in the layby near the reservoir end.
The nearest toilet and refreshment facilities are in local villages. A network of footpaths cross the reserve and there is an interpretation panel in the carpark at Carter Bar.