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We’d like you to get involved. Brightwater needs you to help restore, reveal and celebrate life around the River Skerne. Click below to find out what the lively people of County Durham have been up to.

Why not download a free craft activity to keep the kids entertained, while you sit back with a cuppa and have a nosey through our latest blogs?

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Family Fun

Click below for craft ideas, activity guides and more!

History & Heritage

For those of us who like history, mystery and hands that get blistery, come and join us on a historical adventure…

The great outdoors

There’s lots of projects to get involved with, from litter picking, fixing the Skerne and clearing out Fishburn Woods. If you would rather not get your hands dirty download our free walking guides instead!

Community Projects

It’s not just about our fabulous landscape. It’s also about our people, without you this project wouldn’t be possible. Be part of something pretty amazing. Click below to discover how you can help…


We want to help you Discover Brightwater. There are so many beautiful sites and attractions right on our doorstep. Breath-taking landscape, historic sites, award winning parks, you name it you can find it in Brightwater!