Thorney Beck, Sandwith, Coast to Coast
The woodland grows each side of the hill summit with the top forming a small watershed. Water flowing east flows into the Haig Angling Pool whereas water flowing west makes its way to the end of the wood and turns south to bypass Desmesne and continue towards Rottington Hall, where it merges with the Rottington Beck. This means that the Thorney Beck is unique in that it flows both east and west through the woodland valley it creates.
The beck is not very wide or deep, nor is it very significant, but its course gives rise to a long dense, meandering line of mixed wooded vegetation, making a particularly attractive wildlife corridor in the otherwise mundane fields of the local farming community.
The section of Thorney Beck that flows east ends is life in the Haig Angling Pool, owned by the Haig Angling Club on Mirehouse Road. The lake is split into two sections, and each has a number of wooded islands. The lake itself is also surrounded by a dense thicket of trees for the whole of its diameter.
The Thorney Beck issues from a long stretch of attractive deciduous woodland that has its highest point some 300 yards to the west of the HaIg Angling Pool of Mirehouse West, close to the St Bees Road. The woodland grows each side of the hill summit with the top forming a small watershed.
Thorney Beck Woodland Valley
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