Low Barns Nature Reserve
Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Average time spent – 1-2 hours.
Things to do at Low Barns Nature Reserve review
Low Barns nature reserve and visitor centre is close to Bishop Auckland in County Durham. The nature reserve has a flat terrain and it has a network of surfaced paths with bird hides allowing easy access for all visitors.
The nature reserve is one of County Durhams most important sites for wildlife. The site is 47 hectares in size and it is a wetland reserve with woodland and grasslands. There are three lakes and a number of mature ponds. The small ponds are excellent for viewing damselflies and dragonflies. It might be a fun idea to print off a nature trail sheet before you visit to get your kids to find different wildlife.
There are several very well appointed bird hides across the reserve. In the visitor centre there are web cams of the bird feeders, local crafts and more.
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Important Information Low Barns Nature Reserve
Eating – There is a cafe which serves hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Nature reserve with good interconneting paths, bird hides and a visitor centre. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – Entrance to the reserve is free but they do ask for a suggested donation of £2.50 for parking.
Opening: The reserve is open all year round with the visitor centre open for most of it. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Information on accessibility – please contact the venue
Address: Low Ln, Bishop Auckland DL14 0AG, County Durham, England. Phone: 01388 488728
Category – Nature reserve – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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