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Greenabella Marsh

Greenabella Marsh is an extensive area of saltmarsh and rough grassland lying to the north of Greatham Creek and east of the A178 Tees Road. It includes ICI’s No 5 Brinefield and has a hide provided by Huntsman Tioxide on its east side. The area is excellent for wildfowl, waders, terns and, in winter, small birds such as Twite, Goldfinch and Linnet. Common Terns breed on the artificial islands constructed for them. The Marsh has an impressive list of rare and scarce birds, including Britain’s 2nd Short-billed Dowitcher, Pacific Golden Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper, and is also a regular site for Short-eared Owls, Merlin and the occasional Peregrine. It is well worth a look at any time of the year.

Greenabella Marsh is most safely accessed by parking in the Teesmouth National Nature Reserve car park and walking north over the A178 Greatham Creek bridge and down on to the northern sea wall of the Creek. This gives expansive views out over the marsh. The sea wall eventually leads to Seal Sands and good views over the mudflats can be obtained from here.



MAP SHOWING GREENABELLA (NORTH OF CREEK, EAST OF A178)


VIEW OF GREENABELLA MARSH


VIEW OF GREENABELLA MARSH


VIEW OF GREENABELLA MARSH

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