We did not go for the wildlife, but we managed to slip in a visit to the pretty amazing kittwakes nesting (or at least queuing up to start the breeding season) on the riverside bridges and the Baltic Flour Mill. A special viewing gallery lets you get up close and personal.
Whilst up north we traveled to the beautiful North York Moors NP, which looked stunning with a big open, rolling landscape. We went for a short hike from Litton along the river, through a small nature reserve and back round. The spring had certainly arrived with curlews and oyster catchers calling and many spring flowers, such as primroses, early purple orchids and water avens blooming.