One of our region’s most important wildlife sites, this wetland reserve, bordered by the River Wear, also contains mixed woodlands and species rich grasslands.
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
0191 584 3112
Durham Wildlife Trust
Tyne & wear