Even in the depths of winter the heather moorland at Burnhope Head, in the Upper Derwent Valley, is home to large numbers of red grouse. Seeming to catapult from the heather in display whilst giving their loud “get back, get back” call, red grouse are a dramatic sight. During spring and summer their numbers are swelled by a multitude of breeding waders and the moorland seems to burst with life. With sweeping views all round, this is always an impressive walk.
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