Rivelin Valley Conservation Group
The drained mill dam has been colonised by trees, mainly Alder and Sycamore. A stream flows through from the head goit to the overflow. As at Holme Head, the rusty colour here (and in seepages along the river banks) is a result of water draining from iron-rich deposits in the hillside above. Great Woodrush can be seen in the mill dam and by the river.
A variety of woodland birds can be seen here. Look out in particular for Wren, Robin and tits in the trees and undergrowth. Grey wagtails can often be seen in the shallows along this stretch of the river and at the weir.