Ground nesting birds

Ground nesting birds

Don’t disturb the birds!

The open moorland provides a breeding area for ground nesting birds, but if they get disturbed they can abandon their nests or young.  Please be aware that they could be nesting anywhere on the open moorland and you must not disturb them from 1 March to 31 July.

Make sure you know where the rare bird nesting areas are and plan your route to avoid them during their nesting season.

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Maps showing rare bird nesting areas

Key map of bird nesting areas

Map 1: Yes Tor area
Map 2 [UPDATED]: Steeperton Tor and Hangingstone Hill area
Map 3: Rattlebrook Hill to Lynch Tor area
Map 4: Fur Tor and Rough Tor area
Map 5: Headland Warren
Map 6: Lynch Tor to Great Mis Tor
Map 7 [UPDATED]: Hemsworthy Gate area
Map 8: Hanger Down area

Download GPX files for use with mobile mapping and GPS units.

Last reviewed September 2021 (only Maps 2 and 7 updated from 2019).

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