Lockwood Beck Reservoir

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Lockwood Beck Reservoir

Lockwood Beck Reservoir

Despite its recreational use, Lockwood beck is worth a short visit whilst exploring the greater area. It is easily accesible from the main A171 Guisborough to Whitby road, on the north-eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park. The southern bank of the reservoir is mainly heathland co-dominated by heather (ling) and bracken.Plants such as hard fern, silver hair-grass and hairy woodrush occur here. Both the eastern and western sides of the reservoir are tree covered,with mature mixed woodland comprising mainly sycamore, beech and the occasional conifer. The under storey has a poorly developed shrub-layer and ground flora that is dominated by grasses such as wavy hair-grass and creeping soft-grass and wood sorrel. A mature stand of larch and pine occupies part of the south-western corner. Other tree cover is
provided here, as at many other reservoirs, by a fringing line of willow at the top water level of the reservoir.
Common wildfowl such as mallard, tufted duck and pochard are the most numerous but are joined in winter months by goldeneye, whooper swan, occasional scaup and smew, whilst the woodlands can also produce, flocks of siskin pictured, redpoll and crossbill. Mainly a winter site with records for passage waders and osprey.





Access & facilities
Car park with toilets at the north-western end. A public
footpath encircles the shoreline of the reservoir.



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