Tudhoe Mill Wood Nature Reserve


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  • Terrain: Moderate
  • Size: 4.83 hectares
  • OS Map: 305
  • Nearest Postcode: DL16 6LQ
  • Nearest Town: Spennymoor
  • Grid Reference: NZ 252 355
This woodland reserve occupies the site of the former Tudhoe Mill drift mine.

The woodland contains mature stands of sessile oak, beech, ash, wych elm, silver birch and sycamore while the ground flora includes an abundance of ramsons, bluebells and wood-sorrel.

There is also grassland with an abundance of bird’s-foot-trefoil and marshy vegetation that features rushes, common reed, wild angelica and common spotted orchid.

This mosaic of grassland scrub and developing woodlands support numerous woodland birds plus a variety of butterfly species.

Reserve Map & Access

Terrain: Moderate
Mixed access with good but unsurfaced paths.

Access and Parking
Head north west out of Tudhoe village and after 300m turn left onto Mill Lane for 400m. The reserve entrance is on the left where there is limited roadside parking.

Public Transport
Buses are available from Durham to Bishop Auckland, alighting at Tudhoe but the reserve is some distance on foot from the village. Private transportation is recommended.

Dogs
Welcome, but on leads at all times.

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