TIPALT BURN RESTORED
We recently completed an exciting remeandering project on an important tributary of the Tipalt Burn, near Haltwhistle. This project involved restoring a deepened and straightened channel to its original, highly sinuous route and also re-routed the bulk of the flow to a wetland. As a result, the channel is now 100m longer and is more connected to its floodplain, so will provide natural flood management benefits. Furthermore, we expect to see benefits for fish and invertebrates and improvements to water quality, which we expect to monitor in coming years.
The project was delivered thanks to funding from the Environment Agency’s Water Environment Improvement Fund and Northumbrian Water’s South Tyne Holistic Water Management Project, with support from Forestry England.