Birdwatching

North Pennine Birdwalks 13: Howden Burn (Weardale)

North Pennine Birdwalks 13:
Howden Burn (Weardale)

Passing through grassland and up onto heather moorland, this 3km/3.6 mile (in total) walk provides splendid views across the open uplands and down to the Bollihope Burn. It is a fine area to watch wading birds during the breeding season when the air is filled with their songs and displays. Redstart, great spotted woodpecker, tits and warblers can also be seen or heard in the riverside woodland.

Start location: Starting on short turf at roadside beside the Bollihope Burn (NZ 005 349).
Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections.
There is car parking available.

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