Birdwatching

North Pennine Birdwalks 11: Dufton Pike

North Pennine Birdwalks 11:
Dufton Pike

Soaring above the Eden Valley, the North Pennine escarpment is a striking feature above Dufton. This 7km/4.3 mile walk circumnavigates Dufton Pike, offering dramatic views of the limestone crags of Great Rundale.

Ideal habitat for buzzards, these birds are regularly seen in this area. More elusive, the ring ouzel may also be found, singing from one of the gnarled hawthorn trees that dot the hillside.

Start location: Starting from the car park in Dufton (NY 689 249).
Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections.
There is car parking, public transport, a café, a playground, a pub and toilets available.

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