Nature Reserves

Aycliffe Nature Park

We carefully manage several areas of natural green space to maintain and enhance the various habitats for the maximum enjoyment of local residents.

The Authority carefully attempts to balance the needs of local residents with that of the local wildlife.

The Town’s green spaces are maintained with the assistance of the Authority’s staff and various community groups. The Town Council’s “Town Pride Team” assists the Environment Officer on a daily basis on routine tasks such as litter collection, winter tree maintenance and summer scrub clearance.

In addition, the Environment Officer works with a group of local volunteers twice weekly on a variety of tasks such as fencing, tree planting, path surfacing, drainage, litter collection and summer scrub management.

Various other external organisations regularly assist in the maintenance of these sites, most notably Houghall College and the Probation Service.

The sites which are managed by Great Aycliffe Town Council in the Town include:

More information can be obtained about these sites by clicking on the site names above.

For further information about these sites please contact the Environment Officer on 01325 300700 or e-mail