Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:58
Hello bjay, what a fantastic find. I don't know much about newts. I do know that there numbers have been decreasing.Good for you that you want to do the right thing I also know that amphibians are extremely inportant in the food chain.
I had a quick look and it would seem that all the UK species are protected by law- the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.
wildlifegardener.co.uk- gives some really good advice and a place for you to start. I am sure that some some local wildlife groups would be of help.
If it were me I would cover them back over until I worked out how they could be moved.