Brasside Pond

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Brasside Pond: The two ponds at Brasside form one of the largest open water habitats in lowland County Durham.

Visitors will see a variety of waterfowl, especially geese, coots, grebes and both diving and dabbling ducks with the largest numbers seen in winter. Also to be seen are warblers, goldcrest, gulls,waders and herons.

The pond is complimented by other habitats including acid and neutral grassland, scrub and developing woodland.The causeway supports mature oak woodland.

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The ponds are two miles North next to Frankland Prison. Access can be from the A167. At Pity Me roundabout take the Durham City Northern Bypass, pass the Arnison Centre straight across the roundabout, and carry on to the next roundabout take the right exit. Continue until the next roundabout with the Newton Grange Pub on the corner; take the first exit along Finchale Road. Continue until the right hand turn just before Frankland Prison.


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