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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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The parking entrance for this bird hide is near the road junction just to the north of the hamlet of West Fleetham at Ordnance Survey Gird Reference NU193285. Parking is on the grass by the road but there is only a 60m walk to the hide which overlooks an attractive little farm pond.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, January 2009 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.2 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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The parking entrance for this bird hide is near the road junction just to the north of the hamlet of West Fleetham at Ordnance Survey Gird Reference NU193285.

CarPark The parking entrance for this bird hide is near the road junction just to the north of the hamlet of West Fleetham at Ordnance Survey Gird Reference NU193285.

There is informal parking on the grass verge at the edge of the road. The grass may be uneven in places and slippery when wet. The gate to the bird hide is right next to this parking space.

CarPark There is informal parking on the grass verge at the edge of the road. The grass may be uneven in places and slippery when wet. The gate to the bird hide is right next to this parking space.

The gate is about 1m wide with a latch that must be lifted up from the top bar of the gate. It is not self closing.

Start The gate is about 1m wide with a latch that must be lifted up from the top bar of the gate. It is not self closing.

An information board gives details of the pond.

Information An information board gives details of the pond.

Turning left inside the gate takes you towards a sitting area overlooking the pond. This is about 100m along this path.

Direction Turning left inside the gate takes you towards a sitting area overlooking the pond. This is about 100m along this path.

The path may not be quite wide enough for two people to walk side by side but there is a passing place about half way along to allow other people to get by.

Width The path may not be quite wide enough for two people to walk side by side but there is a passing place about half way along to allow other people to get by.

The path is narrower in places because there are rabbit scrapes and holes along its edge.

Width The path is narrower in places because there are rabbit scrapes and holes along its edge.

The seating area is sheltered by the field hedge.

Path The seating area is sheltered by the field hedge.

The seat has a back but no arm rests.

Seat The seat has a back but no arm rests.

The sitting area overlooks the pond.

View The sitting area overlooks the pond.

Turning right through the gate the path leads to the hide after about 60m.

Direction Turning right through the gate the path leads to the hide after about 60m.

The path may be uneven where grass has grown into the crushed stone surface. It remains about 1m wide all the way to the hide

Width The path may be uneven where grass has grown into the crushed stone surface. It remains about 1m wide all the way to the hide

There may be overhanging branches in a few places.

Clearance There may be overhanging branches in a few places.

The ramp to the hide has a gradient of about 8% for less than 10m.

Gradient The ramp to the hide has a gradient of about 8% for less than 10m.

The hide door opens outwards and there is a slight step to get in.

Bird Hide The hide door opens outwards and there is a slight step to get in.

Inside the hide there is a 1.4m wide slot with knee clearance 73cm which may suit wheelchair users. The other viewing slots have fixed benches.

Bird Hide Inside the hide there is a 1.4m wide slot with knee clearance 73cm which may suit wheelchair users. The other viewing slots have fixed benches.

West Fleetham Bird Hide (1) Phototrail

 

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