Strickland's Glen is a small mixed woodland surrounded by housing. It is about 500 m from top to bottom and contains a small stream, the Bryansburn. There are a number of paths leading down through it to the coastal path and the sea. It is popular with dog walkers and underage drinkers (weekend evenings, mainly in summer).
|Sorry to say I have never seen a dipper here in 30 + years, although they do breed occasionally in Crawfordsburn Country Park about three miles East.|
|Where the burn flows in it has been dammed to create a small pond|
|The overflow then meanders down to the sea|
|Where it reaches the sea it widens out|
Today there were a lot of passerines busily feeding. We did not have a lot of snow and the ground was clear and unfrozen. There were robins, wrens, blackbirds, song thrush, chaffinch and wood pigeons all looking for food.