Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -


Best to park in the Na­tional Trust car park with trees all around you where you can lis­ten for war­blers and look out for tit flocks, de­pend­ing on the time of the year that you visit the area.


Head north, pass­ing a large flush which has some in­ter­est­ing dragon­flies be­fore head­ing up the steep steps in the direc­tion of Bowder Crag.


The views up here are breath­tak­ing, with the chance of some great birds float­ing by. Watch your step on some of the tricky parts of the path.


You are now half­way be­tween Bor­row­dale and Wa­tend­lath. Check out the small slate quar­ries for ferns, rep­tiles and the odd Wheatear.


Drop down the path into Frith Wood look­ing for fly­catch­ers, wood­peck­ers and war­blers. The damp con­di­tions give you plenty of ferns and lichens to look for.


Fol­low the path along the road look­ing into the River Der­went for the clas­sic wa­ter­birds like Dip­pers and Grey Wag­tails. Cross back up the path for the Bowder Stone and back to the car park.

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