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 - Historic Darlington
Come and discover historic Darlington with us. On this walk you will see some of the highlights of Darlington’s industrial heritage including North Road Station, the Skerne Railway bridge and Edward...
Bright Water Wanders - Rockwell Park and the Skerne in Darlington
On this relaxing circular walk we will take in the banks of the River Skerne and Rockwell Park Nature Reserve. The meeting point will be the Skerne Railway Bridge. 2 miles. To book please click her...
Bright Water Wanders - Ferryhill 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 Talk, Darlington
Aimée will be talking to Darlington Soroptomists about Bright Water, providing the latest updates and information about how they can get involved....
Bright Water Wanders - Heworth and Preston le Skerne
This walks starts in Aycliffe Village and will take in Heworth and Preston le Skerne, both of which are the site of Deserted Medieval Villages. We will then return to Aycliffe Village via Ricknall M...
FREE WALKING MAPS
Download free walking maps for the Bright Water area and enjoy local nature while keeping active.VIEW MAPS