Tudhoe Mill Wood
Know before you go
Mixed access with good but unsurfaced paths.
Access and Parking
Head north west out of Tudhoe village and after 300m turn left onto Mill Lane for 400m. The reserve entrance is on the left where there is limited roadside parking. If you’re using a Sat Nav, the reserve entrance is about 200m before reaching postcode DL16 6LQ, which is a sewage works and private property
Buses are available from Durham to Bishop Auckland, alighting at Tudhoe but the reserve is some distance on foot from the village. Private transportation is recommended.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to July
About the reserve
This woodland reserve occupies the site of the former Tudhoe Mill drift mine.
The woodland contains mature stands of sessile oak, beech, ash, wych elm, silver birch and sycamore while the ground flora includes an abundance of ramsons, bluebells and wood-sorrel.
There is also grassland with an abundance of bird’s-foot-trefoil and marshy vegetation that features rushes, common reed, wild angelica and common spotted orchid.
This mosaic of grassland scrub and developing woodlands support numerous woodland birds plus a variety of butterfly species.