Local Groups

As a member of Durham Wildlife Trust you are invited to get involved in the numerous local wildlife groups affiliated with the Trust. Explore your interests and learn more in a friendly environment with like-minded folk.

Click the links below to find out more about each group. More information on each group can be found in your membership pack. Click here to join Durham Wildlife Trust today.

Children’s Groups

Low Barns Wildlife Watch

Explore nature with the Low Barns Wildlife Watch Group. Meetings are usually meets at Low Barns on the first Saturday of the month
(Ages 4-11)

Rainton Meadows Wildlife Watch

Join the Rainton Meadows Wildlife Watch group as they learn, discover, craft & play. Meetings are held on the 3nd Saturday of the Month
(All ages up to 12)

Durham Wildlife Trust Young Volunteers

Join our team of young volunteers and get involved in monthly hands-on conservation tasks at various reserves throughout the region.
(Ages 14-18)

Wildlife Photography Groups

Low Barns Photography Group

For photographers of all abilities who enjoy wildlife, nature and general photography.

Rainton Meadows Photograpy Group

An amateur wildlife photography group consisting of all levels of ablity and interests.


Local Wildlife Interest Groups

Darlington Wildlife Group

Meets at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month at Cockerton Methodist Church, Darlington

DWT Botany Group

Organises monthly meetings, botanical walks and field trips throughout the Durham Wildlife Trust area.

Gateshead Wildlife Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April at St Helen’s Church, Low Fell. Outings are held between may and

Lanchester Wildlife Group

The Lanchester Wildlife Group meets in the Dining Room in Lanchester Community Centre on the second Tuesday of the month. 7.30-9pm

Middleton-St-George Wildlife Group

Meetings are held in the WI Hut adjacent to the village school on the first Wednesday evening of the month with the presentation starting at 7.30 pm

Rainton Meadows Wildlife Group

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Other Interest Groups

Rainton Meadows Wild Yoga

Join accredited Dru Yoga Teacher, Roy Moor, for our weekly yoga classses at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve.

Rainton Meadows Craft Hour

Knit, socialise, craft and produce items to raise money for local wildlife. Every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve

Rainton Meadows Nordic Walking Group

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