From the woodland at Addison, to the scrub and grasslands at Hedgefield, this place is a thriving wildlife refuge. The woodland at Addison and the scrub and grassland at Hedgefield support an…
These grasslands occupy part of the site of the former Chopwell Colliery and provide nectar sources for insects and breeding opportunities for ground nesting birds.
A large area of re-seeded wildflower meadows, formerly arable farming fields, this site is now protected for its wildlife and landscape value.
A mixed deciduous woodland situated on an ancient woodland site
Two species-rich unimproved upland hay meadows and a grazing pasture in a traditional farming landscape
One of the largest examples of mid altitude heathland in County Durham
One of the few remnants of species rich magnesian limestone grasslands.
A large mixed woodland in the Derwent valley with a history of commercial planting and coal mining
An unimproved area of limestone grassland with an a wonderful array of floral species
One of the few remaining examples of a spring-fed fen on the magnesian limestone