Stanhope Moor

The Birder's Market | Resource | Birding locations | Birding sites England | Birding sites Durham |  Stanhope Moor

Stanhope moor photograph
Stanhope moor

Stanhope moor

The B6278 climbs north from Stanhope in Weardale to Derwent reservoir situated between Edmundbyers and Blanchland. A circular route can be navigated to take in some of the finest heather moorland in the country. The B6278 forks to Blanchland along the route known as Meadows Edge to the beautiful village of Blanchland then along the B6306 past Derwent reservoir to Edmundbyers. there are several areas in which to pull off the road around this circular moorland route. An early morning drive here in Spring / early summer is a magical experience with the sound of waders and grouse much in evidence. Breeding waders such as curlew and golden plover are well represented, as are snipe, redshank and lapwing.Grouse numbers are also high with both black and red grouse present.The numerous rocky crevices and derelict farm buildings should hold ring ouzel in spring and meadow pipit and pied wagtail are also numerous.
This area, however remains the best site in the north-east of England for breeding merlin pictured, with a strong population. Look for their silhoutte as they often will perch on either a raised rock or heather tuft where they can obtain a good view over the surrounding moorland.
There are many tracks and good vantage points from the roadside so it is not neccessary to walk over the moors. Please keep dogs on a short lead.

The Birder's Market | Resource | Birding locations | Birding sites England | Birding sites Durham |  Stanhope Moor

add this

RSPB

RSPB GIFT MEMBERSHIP

RSPB GIFT MEMBERSHIP


celestron
Foto

Foto

Today' Best Deals
Lizard Bird Diary

Lizard Bird Diary

d






Compact Mini Rubber 8 x 21 Kids Binoculars

BTO

abebooks

Rare & Collectible Books at AbeBooks.com

Information Pages

Valid CSS!