[GPS: 55°26’28.337″ N 1°59’20.22″ W]
There is a car park and modern toilet facilities (including a wheelchair accessible toilet for people with disabilities).
There are a number of information boards and visitor leaflets in the Park Ranger’s Room in the facilities building, as well as a map of the area at the entrance to the car park.
Picnics and walks
It’s an ideal spot to picnic alongside the river, to go for a paddle on a hot summer’s day or to dig in the sand.
It’s also a starting point for some invigorating walks, either along the valley or up onto the immediately surrounding hills. Several walks are signposted from the car park.
Following a fairly steep path from the carpark, you can walk up to the remains of Brough Law Hillfort. And, if you’re adventurous, you can carry on and follow a circular walk that takes you to the ruins of several other hill forts, including Middle Dean, Cochrane Pike, Wether Hill and Ingram Hill.
There are numerous birds and other animals to see in the area, including:
- mountain bumblebee
- pied wagtail
- red grouse
- tree creeper
- willow warbler
Major plants include: