10:00am Wednesday 3rd April 2013 in News
Visitors to Malham Cove will once again be able to get a bird’s eye view of the fastest animal on the planet.
For the 11th year running, the RSPB and the
will provide high-powered telescopes at the
bottom of the Cove for visitors to see a pair of peregrine falcons. Yorkshire
The free viewpoint will be open from Saturday to July 31 and will be run by RSPB and YDNPA staff and volunteers from Saturdays to Wednesday between 10.30am and 4.30pm – weather permitting.
The park’s wildlife conservation officer
said: “We are all looking forward to what will hopefully be another successful
Peregrines started nesting at the Cove 20 years ago and since then have raised more than 40 young.
As in previous years, visitors are being asked to stay away from the nest site and the British Mountaineering Council has agreed to impose temporary, voluntary rock climbing restrictions in the area.
An area at the top of the cliff has also been sealed off and visitors are asked to follow on-site signage.
More information about the Malham Peregrines can be found at yorkshiredales.org.uk