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Addison and Hedgefield Woods

Addison Woods

Addison and Hedgefield Woods

Quiet meadows and woodland with a significant local past.

The woodland was once a thriving colliery and village where Alexander Graham Bell made an experimental telephone call.

This place is a beautiful example of how nature reclaims land when people move on. From the woodland at Addison, to the scrub and grasslands at Hedgefield, this place is a thriving wildlife refuge, and a site of Nature Conservation Importance.

A FoxA footpath, with steps, has been created from Hedgefield Quarry to Reedside in Ryton which allows you to make an attractive circular walk.

Access opposite the old St Hilda's Church on the B6317 at Hedgefield near Ryton. Grid reference: NZ 166643

Addison and Hedgefield Woods is managed by Durham Wildlife Trust.
For more information visit the Durham Wildlife Trust website.


Durham Wildlife Trust
Rainton Meadows
Chilton Moor
Phone: 0191 584 3112
Email: mail@durhamwt.co.uk