Welcome to the Weardale Wildlife Group


In 2016 we held walks, talks, and a leather workshop, ending the year with our guest speaker Keith Bowey. We are now putting together our 2017 programme and to start the year we have a workshop and walk with Keith Bowey, to learn about owls. This will be held on February 25th and will start at 1pm at the Methodist Hall School Room, High Street, Stanhope, DL13 2UP. Please see the events calendar for full details and keep an eye out for information of our 2017 programme.


Our membership subscription runs from January to January and you can renew your subscription or sign up at any of our talks.


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 and talks. We can be contacted by email at 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, called 'What's been going on'. Please note, we have a no dog policy.


We also record wildlife sightings which are submitted to Wildwatch. Please use the following link to record your own sightings Wildwatch


Please find other links below:


Wear River TrustDurham

Badger Group

Durham Bird Club

Darlington & Teesdale Naturalist's Field Club

Photography North Pennines AONB




Adult Gorse Shield Bug with nymphs