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Pow Hill Country Park

A Durham County Council wood
County Durham

Pow Hill Country Park

Size:
18.67 ha (46.13 acres)
Grid ref:
NZ009515
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Pow Hill is set in moorland overlooking the Derwent Reservoir. The word Pow comes from Old English and means 'slow moving stream' which refers to the waterlogged boggy area in the north of the site. Conserved for its special wildlife interest, the area is home to goldcrests, coal tits, roe deer and red squirrels. The western end of the lake is protected as a nature reserve although there is access to the water's edge in some places.