Welcome to the Craven and Pendle RSPB website. We are based in Skipton, England at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales and cover the areas of Craven in Yorkshire and Pendle in Lancashire. This encompasses both the famous Pendle Hill and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.


Whether you are a member of the RSPB or not, you are warmly invited to join our local group. We aim to further the work of the RSPB, increase your enjoyment of birds and provide a local focus for birders.

We hope you will enjoy our programme of indoor meetings and field trips and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Non-members are welcome at all our events. A full programme is avalable for download here.

Just visiting the area? Do join us, even if it’s only for one evening or one field trip! You’ll be very, very welcome.

Why not introduce a relative or friend to the group?

Should you require further details regarding the Group or any of its activities, please contact Ian Cresswell or any committee member.

Your committee always welcomes constructive comments and suggestions.


All our indoor meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from September to May at 1930 at St Andrews Church Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton. Please see the indoor meetings page for more details.

Entrance Fees: Adults £2.00 Children 50p

Refreshments included at the indoor meetings.

If you would like to help us restore the sales table to regular meetings, please contact any committee member.


Field trips will start from the Gargrave Road (Coach Street) car park in Skipton at 0800 unless otherwise stated. Car sharing (with a small contribution towards costs if you are in another’s car) will be arranged on the day. Bring lunch, warm clothing, waterproofs and stout shoes as necessary.

No car? No problem! Turn up and we’ll sort it.

Trips have been planned and organised by Ewart Dawson who, with others, will be on hand to guide and assist you with bird recognition if necessary. Even if you’re a beginner we’ll do our best to help you. Beginners are more than welcome! We all start that way.

Non-members are welcome at all our events.

The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations.

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