Upper Teesdale (Hangling Shaw): North Pennine Birdwalks Walk 12

Upper Teesdale is one of the best places to see waders in the breeding season and black grouse throughout the year. The wide expanse of the upper dale offers stunning views of the meadows and allotments and the imposing fells of Cronkley Scar and Widdybank. The River Tees is always impressive and there’s a chance of seeing birds such as dipper, goosander and oystercatcher.
Black grouse © NPAP

Location: 

Starting from the car park at Hanging Shaw, Forest-in-Teesdale (NY867297).

Distance: 

7 km

Terrain: 

  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections
  • Steep sections

Area: 

Access: 

  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Public transport

Interests: 

Facilities nearby: 

  • Pub