News & Updates

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

A little bit wilder at Low Barns

by Wilderness Ranger, Rachel Richards December and January have been very busy and exciting months working with families, children and young peopl...
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Tow Law Millennium School ‘Green Leaders’ jump into action

 With a National Tree Week grant from Durham County Council, hedging plants and trees were purchased to complete the hedge around Thornley Wood just ...
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Discover Brightwater Tender Opportunities

The Discover Brightwater Landscape Project is a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project that aims to reveal, restore and celebrate the herita...
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A Tribute: Fred Cockburn (04/03/1957 – 01/01/2020)

by Michael L Passant We were saddened by the news that Fred Cockburn had died on New Year’s Day after a prolonged period of illness which had inc...
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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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Getting the perfect picture the ethical way

The sharing of amazing wildlife photography has never been easier in the age of social media, but does every photographer adhere to ethical guidelines...
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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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