Low Burnhall, South Road, Durham, DH1 3TX – Visit Now
A two miles from Durham city and off the historic Great North Road is Low Burnhall – sixty eight hectares of stunning natural beauty; a wonderful natural woodland that ranges from newly planted trees through to ancient British woodlands. This woodland area has a huge range of biodiversity that is a real pleasure for any walker to enjoy. From sweet chestnut trees to ancient woodlands and recent planning to expand and add diversity, there is a huge range of habitats to see. The land transforms into wet woodlands which are home to a range of amphibians and waterfowl. In the summer, the area is also famous for the butterflies that the wildflower meadows attract. On your walk you can also enjoy local artwork created by Ruth Thompson and Anna Turnbull which show a coal miner and along the riverbank his wife crafted out of wicker (as the area used to be home to a large coal mine). This, like many locations in the North East, connects the industrial heritage of the region with the new push for beautiful natural areas to enjoy.