Harthope Valley

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Harthope valley has a series of excellent birding walks.The becks and fast flowing waters have dipper and grey wagtail,with birds of prey quartering the higher ground
Harthope Valley

Harthope Valley

Harthope valley has always attracted walkers as visitors, most notably the eminent eighteenth Century writers Sir Walter Scott and Daniel Defoe. The burn that runs along the bottom of the valley is fringed with alder woodland with wide grassy areas alongside, making it an ideal place for picnics.There are several parking places with a series of walks.Craggy areas such as the Carey Burn should hold Dipper, Ring Ouzel (below), with Common buzzard, Peregrine and possibly Red kite visible on high ground.Common sandpiper(pictured) is also a regular spring visitor to the fast flowing burns.Whinchat, Wheatear, Pied flycatcher,Cuckoo and Redstart are also present.

Fine walks can be had up onto Cheviot (815m) and Hedgehope (714m) and into such places with wonderful names like Happy Valley and Skirl Naked!

For more information on how to plan walks in the Harthope Valley, it is recommended you contact:

National Park Centre, Ingram
Address: Ingram Visitor Centre, Ingram, Powburn, Alnwick, NE66 4LT
Telephone: +44 (0)1665 578890
Email: ingram@nnpa.org.uk

Wooler Tourist Information Centre
Cheviot Centre, 12 Padgepool Place, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6BL
Telelphone: 01668 282123
Email: woolertic@berwick-upon-tweed.gov.uk
Click here for a location map.......

Ring ouzel by Darren Rees.From ' Bird Impressions' .
Bird Impressions

Bird Impressions

Darren Rees has a passion for painting and a passion for birds. Bird Impressions is his first solo book and is a collection of over ninety superb watercolours.These are based on his observations in the field and are accompanied by lively sketches and vivid captions that evoke beautifully these encounters with birds in Wales.The paintings are taken from Anglesey, Skomer, Bardsey and Mid-Wales, and portray a wonderful variety of birds with winter ducks, summer seabirds and migrant rarities.
The young artist's work has attracted much critical acclaim and many awards, and his style is a refreshing departure from the more conventional norms of wildlife art.Using the medium of watercolours with a bold yet traditional technique he captures so effectively the light, the form and the essence of birds.His impressions are blocks of colour and strokes of paint arranged to convey life.Darren Rees is now recognised as one of the country's leading bird artists and Bird Impressions brings his paintings to the wider audience that they so richly deserve.The book is surely a treasure for both lovers of birds and lovers of art.Swan Hill Press 1993.

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Recent bird photographs from Harthope Valley
Video from Harthope Valley Northumberland
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Local Accommodation and Services Harthope and Cheviot area
Suggested Birdwatching walks in the Harthope area

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