Friends of Drinkfield Marsh

About Drinkfield Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Drinkfield Marsh is a peaceful wildlife haven surrounded by housing and industry and is located to the north of Darlington. The 8 hectare (20 acre) site managed as a local nature reserve (LNR) by Darlington Borough Council and the Friends of Drinkfield Marsh. The site is an important popular and attractive area of wild space. A living willow pier gives visitors a ducks eye view of a large lake which is bordered by common reed and bullrush. The lake is a great place for watching wintering wildfowl in winter and in spring a variety of song birds and wildfowl breed including reed warblers and little grebe. The important reed beds provides a habitat for water shrew, great crested newt and water vole. The network of footpaths enables visitors to explore the mosaic of wildlife habitats of wildflower meadows, scrub and woodland

About the Friends of Drinkfield Marsh

The Friends of Drinkfield Marsh are a friendly and active volunteer group of local people who work hard to ensure that the Nature Reserve remains an important, attractive and well managed place for all ages to safely visit. The group has members of all ages who take part in conservation tasks, litter picks and monitoring the site.

These photographs are from the Friends of Drinkfield facebook page and are taken by Friends Group members: Christine Turfura, Pat Blewitt, Roger Crowther and John Merchant. Visit their facebook page for a feat of wildlife photographs of the site.

Friends of Drinkfield Marsh was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by Sue Antrobus

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Whessoe Road

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Recent News

Water voles, kingfishers and newts all set to benefit at Drinkfield Marsh from Tesco carrier bag award money  15th December 2016 - The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Drinkfield Marsh are delighted to ...Continue reading »
Plight of disappearing hedgehogs the theme of half term roadshow 5th November 2015 - The humble hedgehog, voted as Britain’s best loved mammal, has undergone a dramatic decline. ...Continue reading »
Discovering bees, bugs and beetles at Drinkfield Marsh 28th July 2015 - Eighteen families joined us for our Family Wildlife Explorer event at Drinkfield Marsh Local ...Continue reading »
Green fingered volunteers plant over 1000 plants at Drinkfield Marsh 5th May 2015 - Green fingered volunteers of all ages planted over a 1000 wild flowers on Saturday 2 May at Drinkfield Marsh in Darlington.