Come and explore Low Burnhall with us taking in the history, wildlife and management of this woodland and associated habitats close to Durham.  This two hour volunteer led walk is a fascinating insight into this woodland and the surrounding landscape.  The walk is free but booking essential.

Don't forget

Remember to wrap up warm and prepare for all weather as we can’t promise sunshine. Please wear stout footwear.

Please be aware there are no toilet facilities at this woodland but are available at the Honest Lawyer where the walk starts and ends.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. 

When and where

  • Date: Wednesday 27 October and Saturday 30 October, 10.00am - 12.00pm.
  • Price: Free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome.
  • Location: Low Burnhall is a patchwork of habitats. Gnarled, veteran, sweet chestnut trees in a block of ancient woodland contrast with areas of recent planting; wet woodland houses native amphibians; and the wildflower meadows attract clouds of butterflies in the summer. This captivating woodland is a tranquil haven for people and wildlife, within easy reach of Durham city, and plays an important part in local history.
  • Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are on leads welcome.
  • Access: The walk is about 1.6 miles long with some steep terrain with muddy and uneven surfaces. It takes about 2 hours to complete with regular stops. The route is not surfaced.   
  • Parking: Parking is available at the Honest Lawyer, Croxdale Bridge, Durham, DL13SP from where the walk will start.

How to book

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book please email please include the number of participants and ages. 

A Woodland Trust Wood

Low Burnhall


67.29 ha (166.27 acres)

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