Berwick Hills Local Nature Reserve

Wildflower meadows, new woodlands, and ponds have been created here with the help of grants from English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund Volunteers.

Ormesby Beck meanders through the nature reserve on its way to join the River Tees. The beck is flanked by tall reeds where water voles burrow in the banks and feed on waterside plants.These waterlogged 'reedbeds' are a rare habitat in England, but are expanding here.

New ponds have been created to provide a home for frogs, toads and newts.


The site can be accessed on foot from Bradthorpe Road and Ida Road, both off Ingram Road in Berwick Hills. The site is flat and there are flat tarmac paths in the nature reserve.

Tel: (01642) 313327

Grid Ref: NZ 509 191

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