Posted: Thursday 17th April 2014 by ASpecialPlaceEachWeek

Low Barns is a fantastic place to come and see a wide range of wildlife and enjoy the tranquil surroundings on the banks of the River Wear.

Low Barns is a great place to soak up the delights of spring woodland flowers, alongside a great diversity of wetland and woodland birds

Low Barns, managed by Durham Wildlife Trust is a valuable wetland reserve and one of County Durham’s most important wildlife sites. Located adjacent to the River Wear, the reserve has become important for wildlife due to its wide range of habitats including wet woodland, grassland, open water and river side, which are home to many different types of birds, mammals, plants and insects. You may even be lucky enough to spot an otter on the river.

The reserve has a fantastic selection of bird hides linked by an easily accessible footpath making Low Barns the perfect location to take up a spring walk. A visitor centre on site also provides helpful information and is a great place to stock up on bird food supplies or to simply relax with a cup of tea. There is easy parking here too.

At this time of year Low Barns is a great place to soak up the delights of spring woodland flowers, alongside a great diversity of wetland and woodland birds – it’s no wonder that the reserve’s bird feeding station is always full of visitors!

For more information you can visit Durham’s Wildlife Trust’s Website.

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