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Nature and wildlife at Spooners Wheel

Although there is nothing left of the old buildings or the mill dam, the café and playground are surrounded by trees and undergrowth, the margins of which provide good habitat for butterflies. Look and listen out in particular for Blackbird, Thrush, Wren and various types of tit. There is a large Weeping Willow tree beside the river directly in front of the café, and several more around the play area.

An oak is flanked by two weeping willows by the bridge near the children’s play area.

An oak is flanked by two weeping willows by the bridge near the children’s play area. [Photo: Sue Shaw, June 2015]

Autumnal colour on the bend in the river upstream of the children’s play area. The tunnel containing the former Spooners head goit runs through the bank on the left. Photo: Sue Shaw, November 2015.

Autumnal colour on the bend in the river upstream of the children’s play area. The tunnel containing the former Spooners head goit runs through the bank on the left (see details in What's there now section). Photo: Sue Shaw, November 2015.


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