Endangered red squirrels are being offered help to cross a busy road thanks to the opening of a rope bridge.
Similar bridges have been set up at sites around the country
The £150 bridge has been put up over the B6334 accident hot-spot to protect the endangered species on the National Trust-owned estate of Cragside.
The 30ft bridge was paid for by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust's members in Coquetdale.
A number of similar bridges erected around the country have proved a success protecting the squirrels.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust conservation officer, Louise Bessant, said: "As squirrels have no road sense they just dart out across the road when looking for food or a mate.
"The bridge seemed the perfect solution and we knew similar bridges had worked well in other parts of the country."