Winter 2018/19 with Durham Wildlife Trust

It’s now December and that means winter is officially upon us!


We at Durham Wildlife Trust have plenty planned to keep you busy this Christmas and going into the New Year.


But in case you are unaware of what we have going on here is a quick roundup of the different activities running this winter:


Identifying Mosses and Liverworts Walk


If you’re a plant lover and like a good walk then Durham WT Botany’s “Identifying Mosses and Liverworts Walk” event is the one for you. Taking place at Ashes Quarry in Stanhope on the 15th December, the walk is the perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of mosses. Even if you are not in the know about mosses this is your chance to learn something new and take in the lovely scenery around Stanhope. For more information on the event click here.



Members Winter Social


Our last event of 2018! Join us for a leisurely stroll around the Rainton Meadows Reserve to round off another year of being a Durham WT member. If we’re lucky, we might even get a bit of snow to get that real winter feeling.


For more information on the walk see here. 



Winter Birds of Shibdon Pond and Meadow


Kick off the new year with a brisk walk around Shibdon Pond and Meadow. If you’re a bird lover then this is the perfect event for you with Winter providing the perfect opportunity to see them. The walk is just over a mile long and is the perfect way to get active again after the festive period.


For more information click here.





If you’re looking for a way to get active after Christmas then Caked is the event for you! This is a 3K with the added twist of receiving cake at the end of your run and you can run at any pace you like to complete the course. However you decide to do it you’ll still receive a cake at the end for your hard work.


Your entry fee will go straight to Durham Wildlife Trust so we can continue our efforts across all our reserves. For more information on Caked, click here.



Rainton Meadows New Members Morning


Just became a member over Christmas? Now it’s time see what your membership gets you. Join staff for a leisurely stroll of the Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve where you can learn everything you need to know about the sites history, its relationship with the wildlife and any plans for future developments


If you would like more information click here.



Winter Birds of Rainton Meadows


If you enjoyed the Winter Bird walk at Shibdon Pond and are craving more then look no further than Rainton Meadows. This walk has the added extra of seeing the Exmoor Ponies that are grazing at the reserve as well as seeing the birds of winter that live on the reserve.


For more information click here.



Woodland Pioneers


If you have a flair for product design then the Woodland Pioneers- Experimental Bird Boxes three day event is the one for you. Open to 12-18 year old’s, you will learn how to design your own bird box that will eventually be hung up around Rainton Meadows.


For more information click here.



Low Barns New Members Morning


Like the Rainton Meadows event, you will get the chance to walk around the reserve and learn all about the history of the site and its relationship with the local wildlife.


For more information click here



And that’s everything you need to know about Durham Wildlife Trust’s winter events. Wrap up warm and enjoy the winter time!