Birdwatching

North Pennine Birdwalks 14: Blackton Reservoir

North Pennine Birdwalks 14:
Blackton Reservoir

The meadows, pastures and allotments of Baldersdale support large numbers of breeding waders which make an impressive sight during the spring and summer months. Like all areas of open water in the North Pennines, Blackton Reservoir also provides a refuge for wildfowl during the harsh winter months. This area is therefore worth a visit at any time of year.

Start location: Starting from the small car park at the road end (NY 935 176).
Terrain: Boggy ground, off-road sections, on-road sections.
Distance: 6km/3.7 miles
There is car parking available.

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