Ecology

The Yorkshire dales are justly famed for their beauty and variety. The Ure, in Wensleydale is one of the main North Yorkshire rivers that eventually flow into the Humber Estuary

The animal and bird life is abundant. Anglers experience not only peace but are accompanied by birdsong and animal life, in a stunning natural woodland setting. Animals and birds include Kingfishers, Oyster Catchers, Dippers, Wildfowl, otters and even lampreys.

The great landscape artist J M W Turner loved Yorkshire and painted several views of our river and the Dales countryside including the River Ure at Hackfalls Hackfall Wood is itself a site of Special Scientific Interest Grade I in English Heritage’s Register and is overseen by the Woodland Trust see local map .