138 pages, Illus, col & b/w photos, maps
The Yorkshire Dales is an enchantingly beautiful area in the heart of northern England. It is a land of limestone pavements and scars, fast-flowing rivers and dramatic waterfalls, lonely heather moors and picturesque villages and valleys. But as well as its wonderful landscapes, the Dales is also a special place for many bird species, and these twin assets are combined in this excellent new book.
Each of these well designed walks is set in gorgeous countryside where there is also every chance of seeing some of the birds which abounds in the area. Both novice and experienced birders can enjoy the dippers at Aysgarth, or great spotted woodpeckers in Grass Woods, as well as the rarer black grouse, wood warbler, pied flycatcher and nightjar, to name but a few. With helpful guide maps, this book will help walkers of all abilities get the best out of this stunning National Park and its varied bird population.
Ribblesdale and Malhamdale 1. Hellifield Refuge for migrants at Hellifield 2km 2. Malham Tarn Birds and Butterflies at Malham Tarn 6km 3. Malham CovePeregrines at Malham Cove 6.5km 4. Ingleton The waterfalls walk 8km 5. Clapham A trip for Dotterel up Ingleborough 19.5kWharfedale, Littondale and Nidderdale 6. Timble Ings In search of the gabble ratchet3.5km7.Hebden Waders around Hebden 5.5km 8. Grimwith Short-eared Owls up Grimwith 7km 9. Barden Bridge Wood Warblers at Strid Woods 7km 10. Grassington The woodpeckers of Grass Woods 8km 11. Halton GillThe three wagtails walk 8km 12. Scar House The Merlin around Scar House 10.5km 13. Buckden Langstrothdale and the Tree Pipit 11km 14. Barden Scale Two chats around Barden 12km 15. Barden Bridge Flying kites up Simon's Seat 13km 16. Pateley Bridge Winter raptor spectacular at Gouthwaite 15kmDentdale, Garsdale and the Howgills 17. Cautley Into the Howgills 5.5km 18 Dent Redpolls and Redstarts in Dentdale 11km 19. Ribblehead Crossbills and Viaducts 13km 20. Garsdale Snipe along the four valleys 14kmWensleydale, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale 21. Aysgarth Dippers for all the family at Aysgarth 1.5km 22. The Stang Hawks and Doves at The Stang 4km 23. Reeth The two flycatchers walk 6km 24. Semer Water Ducks and Deer at Semer Water 6.5km 25. Langthwaite The Moorcock in Herriot country 9km 26. Gunnerside Mines and Ouzels9km27.MukerThe Raven and the best of Swaledale 9.5km 28. Langthwaite Black Grouse and Arkengarthdale 10km 29. Hardraw The return of the Buzzard to Wensleydale 10km 30. Keld To Tan Hill with the Golden Plover 16km
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