The fresh mud of the beck often reveals the passage of small mammals. The footprint looks very much like a water vole. The habitat of this endangered species is protected.
These tracks can be found in an unbroken trail from the Ings, which is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), to the golf course. This indicates what a vital conduit for wildlife this beck provides.
We have noticed that the number of tracks seem to decline during the year.
The story of the destruction of one of the water vole habitats