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RSPB Saltholme wetlands


RSPB Saltholme opened in early 2009, and is set against a landscape of the declining steel and petrochemical industries. Covering 380 hectares of former brownfield site and marshlands, Salthome has been transformed into a superb wildlife reserve. Saltholme is home to a large colony of breeding common terns, which arrive each spring to nest on the cockleshell-covered islands.

Wildlife Highlights: Common terns, Bitterns, lapwings, Peregrine falcons, water rail, yellow wagtails (in summer), snipe, redshank, tufted ducks, pintails, shovelers, teals, curlew, wigeons and gadwalls.

Location & facilities: Saltholme is just north of Middlesborough, on the A178.

Visitor centre, cafe, diabled toilets, car park and picnic area.

Saltholme is open every day except Christmas Day. From 1 April to 30 September, we're open from 10 am to 5 pm, and from 1 October to 31 March, 10 am to 4 pm.

Grid reference: NZ506231

These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website.


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