Bishop Middleham Quarry

Bishop Middleham Quarry

Nature Reserves

Durham Wildlife Trust

Bishop Middleham Quarry Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in the Durham countryside. Located just outside of Sedgefield, this reserve is a must-visit for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, bats, and butterflies, as well as a wide range of plants and trees. The quarry itself is a stunning sight, with its sheer cliffs and deep pools of water.

The reserve is a great place to explore and take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of trails to explore, with some leading to the top of the quarry, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The reserve also has a number of hides, which are perfect for bird watching.

The reserve also has a number of activities to enjoy, such as fishing, orienteering, and rock climbing. The reserve also has a number of events throughout the year, such as guided walks and talks, as well as a range of family activities.

The reserve is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. There are also a number of historic buildings, including the remains of a medieval castle.

Bishop Middleham Quarry Nature Reserve is a great place to visit for anyone looking to explore the great outdoors. With its stunning views, variety of wildlife, and range of activities, it is the perfect place to spend a day or two. Whether you are looking for a peaceful stroll or an adventure, this reserve has something for everyone.


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