Posts Tagged ‘Yorkshire Dales National Park’

Henry’s ‘picnic’ in the Yorkshire Dales NP

June 22, 2016

We understand that the picnic/stroll/chat about the lack of Hen Harriers in England this year will be at Grimwith Reservoir car park at midday on Saturday (this Saturday, Saturday 25 June).

Henry the Hen Harrier

We are informed there is ample parking at the reservoir which is on the western side of OS Explorer map 298, Nidderdale, at 063641.

For more information see  or

Other events to pencil in to your diaries perhaps:

Hen Harrier Day 2016: Sunday 7 August.

Details to follow when available.  Alternatively keep an eye on

Raptors, Uplands & Peatlands: Conservation, Land Management & Issues  on Friday & Saturday 9 & 10 September in Sheffield, see for more details.

Will you be going to Henry’s picnic rally?

June 19, 2016


Readers of this blog will be familiar with the ongoing issue of raptor persecution, particularly that involving  Hen Harriers and the issue of upland management for driven grouse shooting. 

We are informed that there is to be a ‘picnic’ next Saturday, 25th June 2016 in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  It is being billed as a Hen Harrier rally to mark this year’s virtual absence of nesting Hen Harriers from the English uplands.

The details will be released on Wednesday this week, for details visit Standing up for nature via  and or Raptor Persecution UK via

Another useful and informative website is Birders Against Wildlife Crime, Charlie Moore’s recent blog post is worth a read via

Have you booked your place on the Raptors, Uplands and Peatlands conference to be held in Sheffield on 9 & 10 September?  For more details visit

Meet the author of “Inglorious” at the above event.  An authoritative tome which presents a well researched case against the management of the uplands for grouse shooting.

Inglorious front cover

Help get the epetition to Ban driven grouse shooting to the 100k in order that it can be ‘considered’ for discussion in Parliament, via



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