Ingleborough Soundscape Project: Final Report

5 May 2022

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2TA

In 2019 we set out to examine whether the success of contrasting rewilding initiatives in the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve could be gauged by using acoustic monitoring. We also took the opportunity to model the impact of transportation noise within the Yorkshire Dales National Park; by using SoundPLAN software. The findings of this two-year study are now ready to share with interested parties. This event will provide an overview of the Ingleborough Soundscape Project via a series of presentations from the authors of the Final Report, followed by a half-hour Q&A session. To register an interest in this event, please email Rob Pheasant at:

13:00 – 13:30 Registration & coffee (All)
13:30 – 13:45 Opening welcome & introduction (Rob Pheasant)
13:45 – 14:00 The lay of the land (Mark Fisher)
14:00 – 14:15 Historical bird record and ground-truthing (John Perry)
14:15 – 14:35 Highs and lows of camera trapping (Dave Melling)
14:35 – 15:35 Acoustically Enhanced Ecological Richness (Rob Pheasant & Greg Watts)
15:35 – 16:00 Coffee break (All)
16:00 – 16:20 SoundPLAN modelling (Dave Winterbottom)
16:20 – 16:30 Overview of conclusions (Dave Melling)
16:30 – 17:00 Q&A researchers (All)

Directions: The Rendezvous Hotel is approximately 1 mile south of Skipton station on the A6292. From the station on foot it can be reached by following the canal towards Leeds. Alternatively there are plenty of taxis available. The hotel website ( has a ‘ ‘Click here for directions’  option, which takes you straight to Google Maps.

Thank you to the UK Acoustic Network (UKAN), for sponsoring this event.



Posted on 11th March 2022 in Events