Our Purpose

Durham Wildlife Trust’s purpose is to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation in County Durham, the City of Sunderland and the Boroughs of Gateshead, South Tyneside and Darlington. The Trust manages nature reserves and delivers conservation projects to protect our region’s wildlife, and provides education and volunteering opportunities for thousands of children and adults every… [Continue Reading]

Corporate Support

We offer corporate memberships to businesses wishing to support our cause and help us make a real difference for people and wildlife across the region. There are three different support packages available that will develop a relationship to benefit both the Trust and the corporate supporter, creating a partnership for wildlife.   All corporate members receive… [Continue Reading]

Low Barns Visitor Centre

  Welcome to Low Barns! Low Barns is a valuable wetland reserve and one of County Durham’s most important wildlife sites, located adjacent to the River Wear.  The reserve has become important for wildlife due to the wide range of habitats including wet woodland, grassland, open water and river side, which are home to many different types… [Continue Reading]

Rainton Meadows

  Come along and visit our beautiful nature reserve, escape for a few hours of tranquility and enjoy a leisurely stroll in the peace and quiet. Perhaps catch a glimpse of our wildlife or enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee in our coffee shop.     Everyone is welcome at our reserve; bring… [Continue Reading]