Welcome to the Weardale Wildlife Group

 

Welcome to the website of the Weardale Wildlife Group. We are a group born out of the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s WildWatch Project. We are enthusiastic about wildlife and enjoy observing and recording species seen. Our main focus is the Weardale area, but we do venture to other areas on occasions, for walks and joint ventures with other groups. Unfortunately, we have taken the decision to cancel our talks and walks until July 2020, due to the advice on social distancing for the Corona virus. We will follow government guidance and keep you updated regarding the rest of the year. However, walking is recommended, so hopefully you will be able to make the most of spring and get out in the countryside. Don't forget to record species seen. Please check our events page for updates on our future talks and walks.

 

 

Wildlife is an important part of Weardale's landscape but much of it is being lost. In order to conserve and protect our natural heritage we want to play our part in understanding our wildlife and encouraging others to enjoy our surroundings.

 

We aim to:

  • Bring together people interested in wildlife
  • Record key wildlife species and their habitats
  • Encourage local interest in wildlife and conservation
  • Share our knowledge and skills with other groups and organisations

 

If you would like to get involved, your enthusiasm and interest would be warmly welcome and we have many events in the pipeline. Please see our calendar for upcoming walks, talks, gatherings and training events. Our email is enquiries@weardalewildlifegroup.co.uk or check out our facebook page. Feel free also to post events or news on our blog page on this website. Please note, we have a no dog policy.

 

To record wildlife follow the link for the AONB's new recording site irecord.

Please find other links below:

 

Wear River Trust

Durham Badger Group

Durham Bird Club

Darlington & Teesdale Naturalist's Field Club

Photography North Pennines AONB

 

 

 

Black Grouse at Hawkwellhead