Watermill Basin

The riverbanks of this island between the river and a former mill leat are a wildlife haven in the centre of town.

There is a public riverbank walk of roughly half a kilometre in length around a copse planted on the north part of the island behind the town’s Tesco Superstore. Off Water Mill Lane, close to the Bain Car Park and Tesco. 

There is plenty of seating with both benches and picnic tables overlooking the river and the old canal basin. You will also find casual fishing points stepping down to the water’s edge which are a popular spot for duck feeding. There’s also plenty of birdlife to look out for.