Birdwatching

North Pennine Birdwalks 12: Upper Teesdale (Hanging Shaw)

North Pennine Birdwalks 12:
Upper Teesdale (Hanging Shaw)

Upper Teesdale is one of the best places to see waders in the breeding season and black grouse throughout the year. The wide expanse of the upper dale offers stunning views of the meadows and allotments and the imposing fells of Cronkley Scar and Widdybank. The River Tees is always impressive and there’s a chance of seeing birds such as dipper, goosander and oystercatcher.

Start location: Starting from the car park at Hanging Shaw, Forest-in-Teesdale (NY 867 297).
Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections, steep sections.
There is car parking, cycle parking, public transport and a pub.

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