Durham Wildlife Trust owns or manages nature reserves covering approximately 550 hectares, with sites throughout County Durham and the Boroughs of South Tyneside, Gateshead, Darlington and the City of Sunderland.
The Trust’s reserves are managed to enhance biodiversity and include a range of habitats from internationally important limestone grasslands to species rich upland hay meadows; semi-natural woodland to open water, swamp and fen.
To find the locations of our nature reserves follow the link to The Wildlife Trust’s Interactive Reserve Map. Most of Durham Wildlife Trust’s reserves can be found within a 25 mile search of Durham.
For more detailed information on each reserve click on links below.
1. Baal Hill Nature Reserve
2. Bishop Middleham Quarry
3. Blackhall Rocks
4. Burnhope Pond
5. Edmondsley Wood
6. Hannahs Meadow
7. Hawthorn Dene
8. Hedleyhope Fell
9. Hesleden Dene
10. High Wood
11. Joes Pond
12. Longburn Ford Quarry (currenly being updated)
13. Low Barns (Please note: Opening times on PDF are incorrect. For up to date opening times have a look at the Low Barns Visitor Centre webpage here.)
14. Malton NR
15. Milkwellburn Wood
16. Rabbit Bank Wood
17. Ragpath Heath (currently being updated)
18. Rainton Meadows
19. Raisby Hill Grassland
20. Redcar Field
21. Shibdon Pond
22. Stanley Moss (currently being updated)
23. Town Kelloe Bank
24. Trimdon Grange
25. Tudhoe Mill Wood (currently being updated)
If you would like information on Milkwellburn Wood please click here.