Things look pretty un-inspiring when you start behind the ‘Navigation’ near to the Riverside Stadium with the beck just being aÂ concrete sided trough with cloggedÂ rubbish traps.
As you move east things take a turn of the better.
A little futher on are some gates, perhaps some sort of flood defence as this area will be tidalÂ ?
After these it becomes rather pleasant with some ducks being seen.
The beck then takes a sharp turn to the north and join up with River Tees.
This would have been a very industrial location in the past surrounded by iron works, although the area to the south was a marsh. It doesn’t exist on the 1858 map as the beck flows under the railway near to the Navigation Inn, but thisÂ redirection to the opposite side ofÂ railway exists onÂ the 1894 map perhaps due to the construction of the Ormesby Ironworks.