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Reliable place to see Dippers

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Old Monday 3rd June 2013, 15:57   #1
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Reliable place to see Dippers

Hi Could anyone recommend me a place to see Dippers.

I live in Essex/Greater London area and appreciate that I will have to travel!
And so I would be interested in the closest areas to travel to that I would have a reasonble chance to see (and even better photograph) the little fellows.

Thanks for any help!
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Old Monday 3rd June 2013, 16:01   #2
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The River Derwent around Hathersage in Derbyshire is pretty reliable. You can walk along the banks in many places so have a good chance of getting close to them.

The brooks in the Wyre Forest near Kidderminster, Worcs might be nearer for you.

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Old Monday 3rd June 2013, 16:05   #3
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Hi gc22o,

I would go with Steve, the best views I've had has been in Derbyshire.

All the best Nigel
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Old Monday 3rd June 2013, 16:39   #4
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Well, they live on the River Ness and you can get within ten to fifteen feet before they fly off...bit of a trek though so better make a bigger holiday and get more Highland species in
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Old Monday 3rd June 2013, 20:43   #5
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Thank you to all of you for your great suggestions.

I think I will try wyre forrest first as it will be the closest as you suggest.

The other options do all sound tempting too. & I will get to scotland one day!

Thank you all again for your time, its much appreciated!
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