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Saltholme Pools

Saltholme Pools are well worth a look at any time of the year. They straddle the busy A178 Seaton Carew Road and are an excellent place to see waders and wildfowl. The pools frequently attract rare and uncommon species, which, in the recent past, have included White-rumped, Pectoral, Baird’s and Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Great White Egret, White-headed Duck and Red-crested Pochard. The pool on the east side of the A178 is reed-fringed and tends to attract more duck species, while the west pool is better for waders. Late summer and early autumn are good for large numbers of Swifts and hirundines, which hawk insects over the water.

The Pools are best viewed from the lay-bys on both sides of the A178.

Saltholme Pools looking North

Saltholme West Pool

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