Aykley Wood

Alexander Iles
Aykley Wood
Courtesy of Durham County Council

Aykley Wood, Aykley Wood Nature Reserve, Durham, DH1 5YS – Visit Now

Found to the North of Durham, Aykley Wood is a nature reserve. Situated next to local housing estates the woods have protected an area of ancient British woodlands in county Durham and ensured that these can be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Each of the paths through the woods provides an adventure for a walker. Beside the woods there are areas of managed wetlands and a
number of ponds that add to the area’s biodiversity and provide a location for Birds and wildlife to live and be seen on your walk. During your walk you can enjoy views of Durham Cathedral and the River Wear to the south as they become more visible with every step. The woods are very popular with walkers, hikers as a part of a longer trail and local people enjoying a run on this 4.5 kilometre wooded route. That being said the trail is not intimidating and is maintained, allowing it to be used by novice walkers through to skilled trekkers.

  • Aykley Wood Nature Reserve
  • Durham
  • DH1 5YS
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: Open 24 hrs
  • Tue: Open 24 hrs
  • Wed: Open 24 hrs
  • Thu: Open 24 hrs
  • Fri: Open 24 hrs
  • Sat: Open 24 hrs
  • Sun: Open 24 hrs
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit