An opportunity to win rare access to one of nature’s spectacular shows.

Living Uplands is planning to develop a new online look at a Natural History of Weardale, working alongside Durham Wildlife Trust; a companion to the Natural History of Teesdale that DWT published last year. 

To bring the area to life online we need a fantastic selection of photography to do just that.

A photo competition has been launched (go to this link ) open to anyone who lives, works or visits Weardale and who has an enthusiasm for photography.

We are looking for the best photographic captures of wildlife or landscapes from the Weardale area to be entered into our Views of Weardale competition, with two age categories under which to enter: 18 and under and over 18s.

The winning entry in each category will be offered the opportunity to experience Weardale’s greatest wildlife spectacle: the biggest black grouse lek in the dale.

Durham Wildlife Trust Director, Jim Cokill, says:

“I’ve had the privilege of visiting this lek and it is an opportunity any photographer interested in wildlife wouldn’t want to miss. It will be an unforgettable experience.’’

There will also be two ‘Highly Commended’ prizes in each category and age group. Each winner and each photograph rated ‘highly commended’ will also receive a printed canvas of their image.

The deadline for submitting an entry is 5pm on Friday 13th March

 Upload your entries at this link:

Rules for entry are on this link: