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‘The most spectacular wildlife experience in the British countryside’, and where to go to see it

The jostling for position, the amazing social dynamics and the extraordinary noise of the lek — the mating ritual of the black grouse — is an unforgettable sight. Jamie Blackett explains more.

‘There’s nothing quite so disconcerting as the sudden feel of a blackcock through the tent material.’ That should focus attention in the chamber of the House of Commons on one of our most endangered species, I think, as I press the tweet button. I am in a…

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