North Pennine Birdwalks Site 2: Ouston Fell

North Pennine Birdwalks Site 2: Ouston Fell

Whitfield Moor and Ouston Fell support large numbers of breeding waders and red grouse. This is a good place to watch displaying waders and, if you’re lucky, hunting birds of prey. It is also an excellent spot to simply enjoy the evocative calls and songs of moorland birds during spring and summer. Blocks of conifer woodland which surround the site often provide breeding sites for birds of prey. Look out for buzzards soaring overhead and listen for twittering flocks of siskins.

Start location: Static viewing from the large lay-by near the conifer plantation on the A686.
Terrain: On-road sections.
There is car parking available.

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