Wear Middle Operational Catchment
There are 11 water bodies in this operational catchment.
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The Middle Wear is a rural area dominated by livestock farming. To the north of the area Houselop Beck joins the River Wear near Bradley. The Bedburn Beck originates to the west of the catchment near Hamsterley Forest before joining the River Wear east of Bedburn and is a landscape shaped by historical metal mining. Part of this area also forms the North Pennine Moors SPA and SAC.