The river natural meandering is preserved in this section and most of the right bank is fringed by reedbed, with some long gaps on the left bank. A few willow trees grow on the banks too. This is an area of housing estates with a few playing fields in the floodplain, one of them was being developed today, just north of Ennerdale Sports Centre. Near a small plantation, I watched a Great Tit almost dive to the brambles from a tree. This made sense when I saw a Sparrowhawk patrolling over the trees. The reservoir at Bransholme had many gulls, Black-headed, Common and Herring, some Shoveler and Mallard, a few Coots and one Pochard.
The first Great Woodpecker of the year drummed near Haworth Hall, a stately home build on the right bank on wooded grounds. A rabbit hid on the long grass at the side of the bank. I walked to the blue twin bridge on Kingswood and turned round to walk back to Sutton Bridge. A man was kayaking on the calm river (top).
From Sutton Bridge looking north.
A Moorhen by the reeds.
The twin bridge carrying the A1033 road.
The view from the twin bridge, looking South.
The riverbank sign with the new signage welcoming to Hull, City of Culture.
For another walk in Mid April in this stage click here.
- Black-headed Gull
- Blue Tit
- Carrion Crow
- Collared Dove
- Common Gull
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Great Tit
- Herring Gull
- House Sparrow
- Feral Pigeon
- Song Thrush
- Tufted Duck