The second largest coastal Dene in the county, consisting of relatively unspoilt ancient woodland and species rich limestone hay meadows
One of the largest examples of mid altitude heathland in County Durham
An extensive area of magnesian limestone grassland with all the classic indicator species that define this internationally rare plant community.
A small woodland with an abundance of hazel stands
A woodland with a young, regenerating structure
A deep, freshwater site; an excellent place for birdwatching
One of the few remnants of species rich magnesian limestone grasslands.
One of the few undeveloped river floodplains in the area, Lamesley Pastures contains two designated Local Wildlife Sites.
A small heathland and wet grassland site important for rare butterflies and reptiles
One of the county's most important wildlife sites; with a visitor centre and a coffee shop