A family nature walk with Yorkshire Water

**This is a Collaborative post with Yorkshire Water** – read what that means here.

It is lovely weather at the moment so I am sure many people are considering family walks to enjoy the sun. A nature walk is something ideal for families of all ages and I wanted to share with you a bit about the areas covered by Yorkshire Water and how amazing the walks are there.

When you go for a walk along the river it is lovely to know there are lots of fish swimming beside you and even better when you see them isn’t it. I absolutely hate rivers that are not looked after either by authorities or by the general public it always seems such a shame. This is why I was so pleased to read about what Yorkshire Water are doing for the rivers in their area.

Did you know that trout and salmon are genetically programmed to swim as far upstream as they can in order to breed? They often aim to return to where they were born. Due to the industrial revolution and generally the infrastructure changes since then this hasn’t always been possible. Now though with the fish pass schemes that Yorkshire Water are working on this may be possible again. So not only is it great for nature it is great for those family walks as you may see them too.

 

Yorkshire Water are creating three fish passes which are areas which slow the water down and create pools so the fish can rest and jump into them. What a lovely area that would be to have a picnic near don’t you think? With these changes the fish are more likely to get to where they need to so they can breed and the rivers will be full of fish as they used to be I hope.

 

The work on these three fish passes is starting now and will last around 3 months so it isn’t too long a process but it will be so worth it. The first of these fish passes will be at Langsett Reservoir near Stocksbridge bringing a whole new lease of life to the upper area of the Little Don river. It already is a lovely area to visit so knowing how Yorkshire Water are improving it for the fish makes it all the better. It would be a lovely family walk and picnic chatting about the fish and other wildlife of the area.

If you would like to read more about the conservation plans and fish pass schemes pop over to Yorkshire Water’s website here and take a look.

**This is a Collaborative post with Yorkshire Water** – read what that means here.

9 Comments

  1. April 22, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    This is fab! So interesting. I love a nature family walk and my girls LOVE trying to see fish if we ever walk near a river.

  2. April 22, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Nature walks are amazing, the smell of pure fresh air and listening to all of the nature around you is so serene.

  3. April 22, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    It’s so lovely to read that Yorkshire Water are doing so much for the environment.

  4. April 22, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    such a good initiative with Yorkshire water to make the wildlife in the area better and ore sustainable 🙂

  5. April 22, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    We love nature walks, there is nothing better to spend the weekend with as a family!

  6. April 23, 2018 / 10:01 am

    It sounds like such a great initiative and it’s great that they’re doing something positive for the environment! You’re right – it does look like a wonderful area for a picnic too!

  7. April 23, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    It sounds like a great idea to help preserve fish and I do think it will help them out so much. 3 months seems like a great time frame for getting it all done and prepared and it will be a lovely idea for picnics once its done.

  8. April 23, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    It’s fantastic that Yorkshire Water are working to improve our rivers. The fish passes sound like a clever idea!

  9. Fatima
    April 24, 2018 / 12:18 am

    I’ve been to Yorkshire a couple of times but didn’t really go for a walk as my son was too little. I think I should plan another trip soon now.

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