Happy Easter with Black Grouse!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter

This Easter image was produced by a guest who stayed in April three years ago. A talented artist, she produced this watercolour having enjoyed a very special experience watching rare Black Grouse lekking near Langdon Beck in Upper Teesdale.  Lekking is when groups of males gather at traditional sites early in the morning to attract the interest of Black Grouse females with their weird and wonderful courtship displays.

Black grouse lekking

We still have availability in Millstream and Sowerberry for short breaks at special offer prices next weekend, and if you’re a wildlife enthusiast (and don’t mind getting up before dawn!), there’s a chance to take part in this unusual experience in a ‘Black Grouse morning’ run by Moor House Nature Reserve, finishing with a full English breakfast at Langdon Beck Hotel. You need to book in advance so for further details telephone 01833 622374 or download their events programme on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2oernHw