Since I was in my 30's, I've used a dirt bike to scout the fields to look for weeds and plant populations," states Beck
It said: "The Boro Becks
Project has been very successful in improving and promoting the becks
that it covers and in engaging with local people on initiatives such as guided walks and educational programmes for schools and groups.
Funded by the Big Lottery's Access to Nature grant, administered by Natural England, the Boro Becks
Project is now in its final year.
Sammy said: "This trail is an ideal way to get information out about the beck
without the use of interpretation panels.
For more information visit the Boro Becks
Facebook page, the team's Twitter account @borobecksteam, call 01642 515618 or email borobecks@middlesbrough.
The team, along with volunteer rangers and representatives from local businesses, will help residents keep their becks
Work is being planned to restore a series of wildflower meadows along Middlesbrough's Beck
ranger Barry Jobson, pictured, said: "The becks
are wonderful places to visit, but sadly do become litter traps.
A springtime ramble from 10am to 1pm on Thursday, April 7 will follow ancient routes down Newham Beck
to Devil's Bridge and return by the path up Marton West Beck
The Middlesbrough becks
are also nationally recognised as a habitat for the endangered water vole.
in Middlesbrough -Ormesby Beck
, Marton West Beck
, Spencer Beck
, Blue Bell Beck
and Middle Beck
- flow through the town to meet the Tees.
The Clean Becks
campaign is addressing these issues head-on, aiming to restore the condition of the beck
valleys for local enjoyment and recreation.