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Nature and wildlife at Upper Cut Wheel

A stream now flows along the head goit and the northern retaining wall of the mill dam, and is quite high above the river. Look out for dippers, bobbing on the stones in the shallow water.

Remains of mill dam.

Remains of mill dam.

The long-narrow mill dam is now mostly obscured – partly by vegetation, but also partially infilled due to slippage from the hillside above. There is a small patch of aquatic vegetation, including Yellow Flag Iris, near the overflow.

The wall alongside the wheel pit provides an ideal damp habitat for ferns, mosses and liverworts, including the Great Scented Liverwort.

Wall with Great Scented Liverwort.

Wall with Great Scented Liverwort.


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