Escomb village can be found adjacent to the River Wear, upstream from Bishop Auckland and a short walk from Etherley Moor. Escomb Lake, Woodside Lake and the Fishing Lakes regularly attracts Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Goosander, Cormorant, etc. The hedgerows, woodland and grassland holds all the usual species with Willow Tit, Tree Sparrow, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker and Barn Owl being the best of the resident birds. Dipper, Kingfisher, Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Sand Martins and Otter can be seen during a walk along the bank of the River Wear. Passage birds have included 800+ Greylag Geese, 500+ Pink-footed Geese, 10+ Barnacle Geese, Black-necked Grebe, Whooper Swan, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Little-ringed Plover, Common Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat & Common Redstart.