Haltwhistle Autumn Walking Festival 2015

The Haltwhistle Walking Festival is running a series of guided walks from October 3rd to 11th,  see http://www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org for more information.

Of particular interest is the Tuesday 6th October walk of around 5 miles : Stephen Westerberg, Geltsdale Site Manager, will act as guide to help walkers get the most out of their visit.

The walk will be at a slow pace looking for migrating birds. Early October is an ideal time to look for birds passing through the Tyne Gap on their way south and west.

What we will see is completely weather dependent, as different species of birds will migrate in different weather conditions. In the right conditions, the visible migration can be spectacular, with thousands of birds passing overhead; in the wrong conditions, there will be very little!

Species we might expect are Pink-footed Geese, Redwings, Fieldfares and Lesser Redpolls. Many other species are possible.

There will be tea and coffee provided at the RSPB Geltsdale visitor centre three quarters of the way around.

Booking is essential and there is a fee of £10 per person – to book visit http://www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org/Contacts.html