Recording Area

area covered by BBSG

The group records birds in these 4 squares and have issued two 10-year reports of our findings.







Stoney Middleton Moor

map of no4 lagoon and parking.

No.4 Lagoon

Description: A lagoon in current use for settling limestone slurry waste. The open water and bare mud habitat attracts waders and roosting flocks of gulls. A small hide on the south side of the lagoon is located amongst trees.

Access: Travelling from Great Longstone towards Foolow leave the public road turning right onto an unmade roadway. In approximately 200m, where the roadway bears to the left at the edge of the lagoon workings, park near the gateway on the right, being careful to avoid obstruction to works traffic. Do not proceed beyond this point in a vehicle. Climb over the stile on the right into the grassed field and keeping the wire fence immediately on your left, walk across three fields following the perimeter of the lagoon workings. Stay in the fields – do not enter the mud covered workings. Half way up the rising ground climb over the stile in the boundary fence on the left into a small copse and walk downhill through the young trees for 50 metres to the hide.