The Friends of Drinkfield Marsh
Drinkfield Marsh is an 8 hectare (20 acre) site managed as a local nature reserve (LNR) surrounded by housing and industry and is located to the north of Darlington. The site is an important popular and attractive area of wild space.
A large shallow 2 hectares lake is bordered by common reed and bullrush. The site also features rough grassland, wet grassland, extensive scrub and light wooded slopes.
The site has access points offering 1 kilometre of routes making it popular with dog walkers and families. There are sightings of wintering birds, breeding reed warblers and a variety of wildfowl.
The important reed beds offer habitat for water shrew, great crested newt and water vole.
Drinkfield Marsh boasts a large variety of other bird and animal life at all times of the year.
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The Whessoe Road entrance