Ferryhill Carrs & Thrislington

Follow the path of the ancient glacier to discover two protected reserves
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What to expect from the walk:

Follow the path of the ancient glacier to discover two protected reserves. Walk along grassy paths, with steep muddy slopes in bad weather conditions. Barriers include kissing gates, stiles and steps.

Distance: 8.5 km / 5.2 Miles

Postcode: DL17 8BL (nearest)

Grid Ref: NZ 29738 33194

POINTS OF INTEREST ALONG THIS WALK

Ferryhill Carrs

Ferryhill Carrs is a wonderful mix of fen (Carrs), open water, ancient semi-natural woodland, grassland and scrub habitats. The reserve is a haven for number of of bird species including the willow warbler, blackcap, lesser white-throat and yellowhammer

Thrislington Woods

Thrislington Woods and National Nature Reserve - The site has one of the most important expanses of primary magnesium limestone grassland in Great Britain. The area supports a diverse range of wildlife, which includes the nationally rare least minor moth, the nationally notable Durham agrus butterfly and the common glow-worm

Bullfinch

The male bullfinch is unmistakable with his bright pinkish-red breast and cheeks, grey back, black cap and tail and bright white rump. The flash of the rump in flight and piping whistled call are usually the first signs of bullfinches being present. They feed voraciously on the buds of various trees in spring and were once a 'pest' of fruit crops Click the image to find out more about the Bullfinch

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