New Ryton Pools Interpretation Panel

The Ryton Pools Interpretation Panel tells the story of the Bytham River flowed along a wide valley stretching from here to Baginton, running north-eastwards into the North Sea. Sands and gravels that were deposited by the river were once quarried here.
Bones have been found which show that the area was home to many animals such as straight-tusked elephants, horse and bison. These would have been a source of food for Heidelberg Man, hunting and scavenging the ‘big game. See the panel full-screen