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Sculthorpe Moors New Aerial Walkway is Nearing Completion!

Sculthorpe Moors new aerial viewing platform and hide. It's almost ready!
Sculthorpe Moors new aerial viewing platform and hide. It’s almost ready!

It has been 3 years in the planning and 18 months under construction, but now the time is almost upon us to open our new aerial walkway, viewing platform and hide.  We here at Sculthorpe Moor are very excited by the news and can’t wait to share the experience with you.

Thanks to our valued volunteers, without which this project would not have been possible, we are soon able to offer all our visitors, of all abilities, full access to our beautiful nature reserve.

The walkway has been built on a shallow gradient, suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs, along a length of 80m leading up to the viewing platform, raised 4 metres above the reed beds.

Following our successful reed bed restoration project, the aerial hide will offer views across the spectacular Wensum river valley and our newly created scrape, which currently has nesting tufted ducks, lapwing chicks, cuckoos, marsh harriers and kingfishers, to name but a few.

Watch this space for further updates on the opening of our new aerial walkway and hide…

Sculthorpe Moors new aerial walkway leading up to the 4 metre high viewing platform
Sculthorpe Moors new aerial walkway leading up to the 4 metre high viewing platform

The Hawk and Owl Trust ‘completely and utterly’ condemns the illegal killing of Hen Harriers

In a Press Release issued today it was the unanimous opinion of the Trustees of the Hawk and Owl Trust on the illegal killing of Hen Harrier was set out by the Chairman some time ago on social media: “Regarding the tragic event of the recent loss of three male Hen Harriers at Bowland; if… Continue Reading

Is love in the air at our St John’s Church Peregrine Nest Platform in Bath?

The following video clip highlights the shenanigans between the falcon and the tiercel at St John’s Church in Bath during a large number of visits to the nest box.  They’ve been indulging in courtship behaviour, but will this pair ever get it together this year or continue to fight over food?! Continue Reading

Love is in the air at our Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Nest Box!

The pair of peregrines that have taken up residence in our Norwich Cathedral nesting platform for the breeding season are back together. The following video clip from our fantastic new cameras reveals exciting bonding behaviour. This pair has already been seen mating this year… all is on schedule so far for another successful season at… Continue Reading

Major Webcam Updates for 2015 Season

The Hawk and Owl trust has today launched its new webcam service for 2015. Much behind-the-scenes work has been undertaken by our Tech Partners (www.icode.co.uk) and our Volunteers over the winter ‘off-season’ to comprehensively upgrade the webcam streaming feed and the stills camera feed from the nest box on the spire of Norwich Cathedral. We… Continue Reading

New Season Breeding Activity at Our Bath Urban Peregrine Project Site

The #bathperegrines have started off the 2015 breeding season with some early courtship rituals. We’ve been observing their behaviour on and around the church from ground level and on the Bath UPP camera since early in January. Now is a good time to make your way down to South Parade or the riverside walk as… Continue Reading