Coxhoe Quarry Wood is a Local Nature Reserve, Local Wildlife Site and is UK Woodland Assurance Scheme certified. Habitats include grassland, woodland and scrub.
The woodland is dominated by ash, beech and sycamore. Some of the beech trees are between 200 and 300 years old and support an enormous number of insects and birds.
The old quarry in the centre of the site has very good examples of Magnesian Limestone grasslands.
Coxhoe Hall Wood Local Nature Reserve adjoins this site by a narrow strip of conifer woodland known as ‘Lady’s Walk’. It is also close to Crowtrees and Littlewood Local Nature Reserves, Kingswood reserve and the Raisby Way and Kelloe Way Railway Paths.
Route supplied by Durham County Council’s Countryside Service.
- Distance: 1-5 Miles
- Grade: Easy
- Route Surface: Off Road
- In countryside