Bright Water Survey
We want to know what you already know about this special area, what you would like to know more about and if you would like to get involved. You can do this by completing our very short survey here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J3JYQ5Y
Bright Water Wanders
Come along and enjoy guided walks with the Discover Bright Water team. Short local walks to explore the natural environment, local heritage and history around the Bright Water area.
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Bright Water is the landscape around the River Skerne and its tributaries in North East England. The name Skerne derives from the Old Norse “skirr” meaning ‘bright and clear’, a reference to the effect of sunlight dancing on what was once a vast wetland area.
Ours is an area of key agricultural and industrial innovations that helped to shape the world.VIEW MORE
LANDSCAPE & WILDLIFE
Bright Water offers a lot of fun and interesting things to do with the family, from nature walks to museums and race courses.VIEW MORE
EATING & DRINKING
There are many wonderful locations to enjoy food and drink in Bright Water.VIEW MORE
The world-famous ‘Stockton-Darlington’ railway is actually something of a misnomer as it actually started to the west of Darlington.VIEW MORE
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INVITATION TO TENDER
Please see the attached Tender documents for further information.VIEW MORE
BRIGHT WATER EVENTS
Bright Water Wanders - Barmpton and Ketton
Come with us to explore Ketton Ox country. We will walk a circular route from Barmpton, which takes in Ketton Packhorse bridge. The meeting point is Barmpton village. 3.5 miles. To book please click ...
Bright Water Wanders - Feryhill Station and Bishop Middleham
Come on a journey with us across the former wetlands of the Bright Water area, taking in Thrislington plantation and Bishop Middleham quarry. The meeting point will be Mainsforth Sports Complex where ...
Darlington Soroptomists Walk, Darlington
Aimée will be taking the Darlington Soroptomists group on a guided walk around some heritage highlights in the centre of Darlington....
Bright Water Wanders - Hardwick Park to Bishop Middleham
Come on a journey with us to visit the site of the proposed Bishops Fen Nature Reserve. This walk starts at Hardwick Park visitors centre, please be aware a parking charge is in force. 3 miles. To ...
Bright Water Wanders - Great Aycliffe Way
Join us for a relaxing walk around Newton Aycliffe, taking in West Park lakes. The meeting point is at the Oakleaf sports complex, where toilets and refreshments will be available. 6 miles. To bo...
FREE WALKING MAPS
Download free walking maps for the Bright Water area and enjoy local nature while keeping active.VIEW MAPS