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This site, in Upper Teesdale, is one of the best places in the North Pennines to see breeding waders and black grouse. It's also ideal viewing from the comfort of your car.
Ouston Fell, in the West Allen Valley, supports large numbers of breeding waders and red grouse. It's a great spot for viewing displaying waders and (fingers crossed) hunting birds of prey from the comfort of your car.
Derwent Reservoir, in the Derwent Valley, is a great place to watch birds at any time of year. Easy access paths on the south and north shores of the water make this a great destination for wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.
This 3.7 mile circular route goes round Blackton Reservoir, set in the dramatic landscape of Baldersdale. You'll pass through meadows, pastures and allotments which support large numbers of breeding wading birds. The reservoir also provides a refuge for wildfowl during the winter.
This 3.6 mile (in total) linear route passes through grassland and up onto heather moorland and you'll be treated to splendid views across the open uplands and down to the Bollihope Burn. It's a great area to watch wading birds in the spring and summer.
This 4.3 mile circular tour of Upper Teesdale offers stunning views of Cronkley Scar and Widdybank. This area is one of the best places to see waders during the breeding season and black grouse throughout the year.
This 4.3 mile circular route circumnavigates Dufton Pike on the Eastern Fellside. It's great habitat for buzzards and you may also see the more elusive ring ouzel, singing from one of the gnarled hawthorns that dot the hillside.
Enjoy this 5 mile circular walk in the stunning South Tyne Valley. This route travels along the banks of this tumbling upland river and you're likely to see common sandpiper, oystercatchers and grey wagtail, as well as lots of waders in the spring and summer.
Set off on this glorious 3 mile, circular route, and you'll be greeted by stunning views across the Nent Valley and the chance to experience a mix of typical North Pennines upland habitats - hay meadows, pasture and allotment, heather moorland, blanket bog and upland streams.