A WILDLIFE charity has organised a woodland activity session to encourage children to appreciate the beauty of nature.

The Winter Woodland Adventure takes place at Low Barns Nature Reserve, near Witton-le-Wear on Monday, February 12, from 10am to noon. Youngsters will have the opportunity to hunt for the many clues woodland creatures leave behind, while following the reserve’s nature trail. The event is hosted by Durham Wildlife Trust, the charity that manages the 46.6-hectare nature reserve.

Bordered by the River Wear, the reserve is one of the region’s most important wildlife sites, featuring wetlands, woodlands and species rich grasslands. There are three lakes and interconnecting streams, a number of mature ponds with extensive reedbeds, bird hides and a wet pasture.

Tickets for the Winter Woodland Adventure cost £3 per child. To book, visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-woodland-adventure-tickets-40935482129