News & Updates

Take some time out and enjoy reading our selection of news and project updates from around the Trust.

Wilderness Ranger Sets Out to Inspire

The Trust has taken on a new member of staff to promote its recently-refurbished visitor centre at the Low Barns nature reserve. Located near to ...
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Flock joins the Rainton Meadows grazing team

We have some new additions to Rainton Meadows. A flock of 30 to be precise.  These welsh black and Hebridean cross sheep will be grazing across th...
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Christmas Opening Hours

*Important information* Please see details below on Christmas opening at Rainton Meadows and Low Barns Rainton Meadows Christmas Eve –centr...
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Young Green Leaders Practice What They Preach

Durham Wildlife Trust has been awarded a grant to further develop its tree-planting at a new County Durham wood and a group of local schoolchildren ...
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Trust statement following the death of David Bellamy.

Durham Wildlife Trust is very saddened to hear the news about David Bellamy’s passing and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time....
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12 Days of Wild Christmas

Get closer to nature this Christmas, with our winter wildlife challenge Every June we challenge you to try 30 Days Wild, doing one wild thing a d...
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How To Have An Eco-Christmas

Whether you celebrate a big family Christmas, or you just give out a few cards to your friends and neighbours to wish them a happy time, here are so...
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Botany Group Bryophyte Walk

Bryophyte walk at Castle Eden Dene, Sun. 24th November 2019, report by Lesley Hodgson After the relentless rain of the last few weeks, it was quite a...
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Wildlife Gardening in Winter

We thought it would be useful to share some interesting and useful advice from our bird food partner, Vine House Farm, for anyone with a wildlife gard...
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Fungi Friday’s Fantastic Results

There was a great turn out for the Fungi training day at Black Plantation, as volunteers from Rainton Meadows and Low Barns attended the annual event....
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