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Woodlands | Castle Eden Dene

Castle Eden Dene (Image: Primrose c/o Natural England and George Peterken)

Castle Eden Dene - woodland wonders.
Photo - Natural England and George Peterken.

Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve is known as "the jungle of the North East", and attracts around 150,000 visitors every year.

The reserve spans over 200 hectares of woodland and lowland grassland, carpeting the landscape carved out by post-glacial meltwaters thousands of years ago.

Bookham Commons (Image: Greater Crested Newt c/o peter Wakely and Natural England)

Bookham Commons

Bookham is home to hundreds of different species of wildlife with everything from birds to butterflies.

Rockingham Forest (Image: Red Kite c/o RSPB and PA Images)

Wakerley Woods

  • Wakerley Woods is a historic ancient woodland with a great collection of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants.

"Woods are some of the very best places to explore if you're looking for wildlife in the summer.


"Also look out for birds of prey, Badgers, woodland birds, wild flowers and unusual plants. There's no excuse for not getting yourself on a summer woodland walk."

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