Tuesday , May 30 2017
Home / Landscape / Hen Beck, Wath Brow, Cumbria
Hen Beck, Wath Brow

Hen Beck, Wath Brow, Cumbria

The River Ehen:

This shot was taken at Wath Brow in West Cumbria – this section of the river is known affectionately as Hen Beck.

The river supports the largest viable population of freshwater pearl mussel left in England. The majority of which are adults. Surveys indicate that juvenile mussels are present but they are very rare. The River Ehen is designated as a European Special Area of Conservation (SAC), designated for Freshwater Pearl Mussels (FWPM) and Atlantic salmon and also as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The river flows from Ennerdale Water, discharging 16.5 miles downstream into the Irish Sea.

Zhuangzi: I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.


About @Sean

I'm a constant work in progress, and easily distracte...

Check Also

Walkmill Community Woodland, Moresby

Walkmill Woodland

Community Park: Walkmill Woodland is a former coal mining site now developed for recreation. The …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
%d bloggers like this: