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Black Grouse Lek & Upland Birds

5am onwards

Location: Upper Teasdale

Thanks to the work of the North Pennines Black Grouse Recovery Programme our region is one of the best places in England to see these charismatic moorland birds. We will be visiting the site of a Lek (where large numbers of males try to attract females) which takes place in early morning. After watching this wonderful natural spectacle we will go on a short safari-style drive to look for other upland wildlife and then return to the Langdon Beck Hotel for a cooked breakfast, where we will also have a short film and talk about Black Grouse by Chris McCarty from Natural England.

For those who would like to, after breakfast we will go on a 3 mile walk looking for breeding waders, Ring Ouzel and other upland birds and plants

The cost for this event is £16, which includes a £5 donation towards the Black Grouse Programme and a cooked breakfast at the Langdon Beck Hotel (veggie option available). An £11 deposit must be paid in advance.

Please contact the Society Office to book by 28th March.

If you would like to stay overnight: Langdon Beck Hotel tel 01833 622267 (ask for Sue & book as B&B and explain you are on the Black Grouse Watch on the 26th so you don’t get charged twice for breakfast) or Youth Hostel (1km away) tel. 01833 622228 (book bed only, don’t order breakfast, have it at Hotel with the rest of the group).

Please do not book any accommodation until you have paid your £11 deposit.