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Peregrine falcons at Malham Cove

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Male fledgling peregrine copyright Trevor Wood
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Peregrine on a cliff copyright Mike Read
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Peregrine with a heather backdrop copyright Geoff Simpson
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Close up of a peregrine falcon copyright Geoff Simpson
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Limestone pavement above Malham Cove
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Peregrine on a branch copyright RSPB
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Peregrine perched on Malham Cove copyright Whitfield Benson
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Two peregrines with one in flight copyright Debbie Hislop
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Large peregrine juvenile
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A young peregrine spreads their wings copyright Neil Aldridge
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Gallery of photos

Browse through our photo album of peregrine falcons at Malham Cove

Come and see us

Find out how to visit our free viewpoint including opening times

The peregrine falcon is one of Britain's most impressive birds of prey. Since 1993 they have nested at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) run a viewpoint so you can see these wonderful hunters of the sky along with many other upland birds.

It's all part of the RSPB's 'A date with nature' project to give people the chance to get close to birds.

Opening times

The free viewpoint is open from Saturday to Wednesday (closed Thursday and Friday) from Saturday 4 April until Sunday 2 August. 

Staff and volunteers will be there from 10.30am until 4.30pm. With the help of telescopes, they are on hand to show you these magnificent birds and the wildlife of Malhma Cove.

Opening times are dependent on the weather - get up-to-date information from Malham National Park Centre.

News releases

New arrivals at Malham Cove

Easter start to Peregrine falcon watch

Support the project

To help the RSPB and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority continue to deliver this project, you can donate online at:

https://www.justgiving.com/Malham/

Latest news

Find out the latest and how to follow on Facebook and Twitter

About the peregrines

Discover when peregrines first nested in Malham Cove, how many people have seen them and more

Photography tips

Find out the best way to get that perfect shot

How you can help

Donating, volunteering and acting responsibly can all help the peregrine falcons

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