Snipe Pond  -  Durham  -  Saplings Hidden Among The Tall Grass 2023

Snipe Pond

Tree Planting in Durham at Snipe Pond

Snipe Pond is a small, redundant reservoir on the outskirts of Darlington that has been converted to a community woodland / nature reserve.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Snipe Pond is owned by Darlington Borough Council, but has been managed by the Friends of Snipe Pond Volunteer group and steering committee for approximately 15 years.

There has been a lot of volunteer work to make it more accessible including installation of a footpath and life rings and it is now enjoyed by school groups, anglers, dog walkers and the general public.

The creation of this new woodland area on the banks of the River Skerne, between the pond and Skerne Park, will further enrich the habitat and environment.

We worked with The Tees Rivers Trust and the Friends of Snipe Pond Volunteer group to plant hundreds of native tree species here that will improve the area's biodiversity and create food sources and habitats for local wildlife.

Photo Gallery

  • Snipe Pond  -  Durham  -  Planting Area Before Tree Planting 2023
  • Snipe Pond  -  Durham  -  Before Tree Planting 2023
  • Snipe Pond  -  Durham  -  Tree Planting And Paths Map
  • Snipe Pond  -  Durham  -  Saplings Hidden Among The Tall Grass
  • Snipe Pond  -  Durham  -  Willow And Dog Rose Saplings Are Thriving Among The Tall Grass
  • Snipe Pond  -  Durham  -  Walnut And Willow Saplings Are Thriving Among The Tall Grass

Tree Species at Snipe Pond

Since 2023 EFORESTS has worked with local volunteers to plant 860 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

EFORESTS have been tree planting in Durham and many other regions since 2006. You can dedicate a tree to be planted in Durham or elsewhere in the UK on our Tree Dedication page.