An orange glow as the sun vainly tries to break through the clouds of industry at Paddy’s Hole on the River Tees at the northernmost tip of North Yorkshire. A location made famous by Joe Cornish, this tiny harbour on the man made South Gare has an eerie atmosphere with a backdrop of heavy industry including the Tata and Sahaviriya Steelworks, the former ICI Wilton Chemical Plant now the NEPIC Cluster, the partially mothballed Teesside Power Station and the nuclear power station at Hartlepool, Teesport (the third largest in the UK), Teeside GasPort and the former Teesside Oil Refinery now just used as an oil terminal. Despite the industrial nature of the area it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with the nearby Seal, Coatham and Bran sands being rich in flora and fauna as well as being home to a wide range of birds and also seals.

An orange glow as the sun vainly tries to break through the clouds of industry at Paddy’s Hole on the River Tees at the northernmost tip of North Yorkshire.

A location made famous by Joe Cornish, this tiny harbour on the man made South Gare has an eerie atmosphere with a backdrop of heavy industry including the Tata and Sahaviriya Steelworks, the former ICI Wilton Chemical Plant now the NEPIC Cluster, the partially mothballed Teesside Power Station and the nuclear power station at Hartlepool, Teesport (the third largest in the UK), Teeside GasPort and the former Teesside Oil Refinery now just used as an oil terminal.

Despite the industrial nature of the area it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with the nearby Seal, Coatham and Bran sands being rich in flora and fauna as well as being home to a wide range of birds and also seals.