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Nature Reserve

Low Barns Nature ReserveOne of our region’s most important wildlife sites, this wetland reserve, bordered by the River Wear, also contains mixed woodlands and species rich grasslands.

Terrain: Easy
Good access with smooth, wide pathways between the many hides suitable for all mobilities.

Access & Parking
Entrance to the reserve is free but there is a £2.50 parking charge for non-Durham Wildlife Trust members.

The reserve is located west of Bishop Auckland, close to the A68. From the A68 follow the brown signs through the village of Witton-le-Wear, turning right at the Victoria public house. Once over the level crossing, the centre is half a mile along the road on the right. From A689 the reserve is three-quarters of a mile west of High Grange or simply type our postcode DL14 0AG into your sat nav.


DWT Contact Details

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0191 584 3112
Durham Wildlife Trust
Chilton Moor
Tyne & wear