Several species of mountain and moorland passerines and the derelict buildings add further opportunities. In spring, there are migratory raptors and Painted Lady butterflies.
Own transport is needed to get to this location and to relocate. Good walking shoes for moving off-road.
Terrain and HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Plateau, Mountain, Moors/heathland
ConditionsHilly, Rocky, Mountainous, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonSpring
Best time to visitSpring migration
RoutePaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
In springtime, it's probable that there will be snow on the ground and this may prevent exploration on foot or by car. Bring warm clothes. At this time of year (May), the ground will have spectacular carpets of flowers.
The suggested site is spread over three miles of road. At one one end is a gorge with Amberd Castle, a historic church, a rough restaurant and toilets (where there may be a swallow's nest).