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The Discover Brightwater Landscape Partnership, led by Durham Wildlife Trust, is funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund and partners include: Groundwork North East and Cumbria; Durham County Council; Darlington Borough Council; The Environment Agency; County Durham Community Foundation; Durham Bird Club; Head of Steam (Darlington Railway Museum); Historic England; Local Access Forum County Durham; Natural England; Tees Rivers Trust and Visit County Durham among others.


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The Discover Brightwater Landscape Partnership will be delivering over 19 individual project workstreams between 2019 and autumn 2022 working along the River Skerne in South West Country Durham and Darlington, in North East England.

Although the primary focus of the partnership is around the wetland habitats around the River Skerne; the aim of each project is to help restore, reveal and celebrate life around the River Skerne.

Projects include creating a new nature reserve, community archaeology, we’ve produced our own children’s book, there’s walks, trails, improved access to the country side, river improvement works and much more.

Have a look at the Discover Brightwater website for more information.