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Otter and Salmon Walk

Barnard Castle, Durham

Run by: Durham Wildlife Trust

Join Durham Wildlife Trust and the Tees Rivers Trust for a walk along the Tees in Barnard Castle to learn about and look for salmon and signs of otters.


Suitable for 7+

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Barnard Otter And Salmon Walk


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Autumn is the time of year when salmon head back up river to spawn and, if the water flow is good, there is a chance of seeing salmon. Otters are active all year round and indicators of their presence are spraint (droppings), tracks and feeding remains.


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Difficulty level

  1. Easy
  2. Leisurely
  3. Moderate
  4. Hard


2 mile(s)


1 to 3 hours

Special requirements

Waterproofs recommended.

Information about this activity is provided by The Wildlife Trusts


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Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle, County Durham, Durham, DL12 8PR


This activity is organised and run by Durham Wildlife Trust.

Please register in advance.

This is a free event but places are limited so please book early on 0191 5843112.

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