LOW BARNS NATURE RESERVE & VISITOR CENTRE
Durham Wildlife Trust, Witton-le-Wear,
Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
One of our region’s most important wildlife sites, this wetland reserve, bordered by the River Wear, also contains mixed woodlands and species rich grasslands. Previously farmland and pits, Low Barns is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and has been managed by DWT since 1964 when gravel extraction ceased.