Low Barns Appeal


Please note that the Low Barns visitor centre will be closed from 3rd June. The shop and coffee shop will be closed but the TOILETS WILL REMAIN OPEN.
We hope to reopen the centre on the 17th June. (Potentially sooner – Keep an eye on our website for updates)
PLEASE NOTE:  THE WHOLE SITE WILL BE CLOSED ON 6TH JUNE . There will be no vehicle access on this day.
Our NEW Low Barns Coffee Shop will launch on the 1st July and will be offering a range of hot food and drink, cakes and snacks.

Improving Low Barns For All

For over 50 years Low Barns has provided a place where people can connect with nature.

Today, perhaps more than ever, we recognise how important that connection is. The natural world is good for the body and good for the soul, but the opportunity to experience and enjoy wildlife is something that we all find harder to fit into our busy modern lives. Children and young people in particular are losing their connection with nature, with wildlife not only lost from the school curriculum but from everyday language – kingfishers are no longer thought to deserve a place in the Oxford Junior Dictionary.

Durham Wildlife Trust wants to make sure that Low Barns not only continues to provide a place to connect with nature, but provides greater opportunities for children and adults to be inspired by the natural world.

To do that we need your support to make sure Low Barns Visitor Centre is ready for the next 50 years. By improving the facilities on offer the Trust can attract a new audience and help to reconnect society with nature, ensuring a wilder future for us all.

Low Barns Appeal

Help Durham Wildlife Trust make Low Barns a more enjoyable and accessible place for all. We have secured funding to start improvement work but estimate that we need to raise a further £30,000. We hope that we can secure some further grant funding and are also asking supporters to donate to and share our crowdfunding appeal.

Supporter Levels

Donate £10+ Donor Updates

Receive Low Barns email updates throughout the project, and beyond.

Donate £25+ Supporter Page

Your name will be added to our online supporters page (+ receive Low Barns updates throughout the project, and beyond)

Donate £50+ Invite for 2

Receive an invite for you and a guest to our Low Barns Launch Event (+ everything listed above)

Donate £100+ Exclusive Badge

You’ll get one of our Limited edition Low Barns pin badges (+ everything listed above)

Donate £250+ Named in Print

Your name or your nominated name (business or loved one) will be included in the interpretation at Low Barns (+ everything listed above)

Donate £1000+ Sponsored Bench

Sponsor a bench to be installed at Low Barns with your name or nominated name on a brass plaque (+ everything listed above)

To donate to the Low Barns Appeal please click the button below to be directed to the Appeal’s JustGiving Page or alternatively call the Durham Wildlife Trust office on 0191 584 3112


Further information on the entire project can be found here.