News & Updates

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

My Wild 5 – Run, Walk, Move 5k Your Way

2020 was due to be the 3rd annual Run Rainton, a 5k fun run around Durham Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserve, Rainton Meadows. In its first t...
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A short Low Barns recce

Botany Group Blog - June 2020 The reserve is open and in order to support social distancing you have to walk one way around the main lake. No acces...
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Community feedback requested

On behalf of the Wear Catchment Partnership, Durham Wildlife Trust is carrying out a consultation on what people think about the woods, parks, ...
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These Jewels Are Back On The Wing!

We are delighted to report that this year’s emergence of the small pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies (SPBF) has occurred. These small and delica...
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The Wildlife of Barnard Castle

by Rachel Richards, Wilderness Ranger Barnard Castle, or Barney as it is known locally, is a beautiful market town set on the banks of the River Te...
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Orchids of Durham Wildlife Trust

by Mark Dinning, Head of Conservation Recently the Trust was contacted by Don, a Durham Wildlife Trust member and regular visitor to the Trust’s ...
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Bird Hides

We are welcoming visitors across the Durham Wildlife Trust area with many people now enjoying visits to our natures reserves. All sites are accessible...
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Trust appeals to protect sites

Throughout lockdown Trust sites have been open to those who live locally and have provided a much-needed dose of nature to help during these difficult...
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An Update from the Trust

by Trust Director, Jim Cokill Subscribe to our mailing list for the latest news, events and updates from the Trust. * indicates required Em...
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Getting to know the neighbours

Phill Catton, May 2020 "Under ordinary circumstances, I would be sitting down to write this, my first blog, armed with tales and updates from the r...
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