Haverton Hole is an area of shallow, reed-fringed, freshwater pools lying to the
east of Haverton Hill. The whole area now forms part of the RSPB’s new Saltholme
Reserve and has been radically improved as part of the Reserve development. It is
a key area for breeding Reed Warblers and Cleveland’s first Savi’s Warbler sang
from the reed bed in 198?. Marsh Harriers have bred here and other scarce birds
recorded include Marsh Warbler, Penduline Tit, Glossy Ibis and Great White Egret.
Access to Haverton Hole is from Haverton Hill or via the access track to the New
Scrape (both arrowed on map below). The pools can also be accessed via the track
to the scrapyards, though cars are left here at your own risk! There is a sequence
of pools and most can be viewed from the elevated vantage points around the periphery.