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
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