Enjoy Clifford Barton’s 50 acre private nature reserve.
The cottages all have well stocked bird feeders, bringing wildlife literally to your window. But step outside and butterflies abound on the floristic fantasia of the wild flower banks surrounding Bridesmere Lake. Early evening is a perfect time to watch bats catch insects over the lake and enjoy owls twit-wooing around you.
Early morning is the best time to see fallow and roe deer, which put on quite a show during the rutting season.
Buzzards, ravens, sparrowhawks and if you’re lucky one of our elusive local goshawks, soaring overhead. If you’re quiet on the track to Bridesmere lake you could be lucky enough to encounter a badger feeding along the track or in the adjacent corn field. You’ll definitely see lots of signs of their activity.
We have a well stocked natural history library which you are welcome to borrow to help you identify the local wildlife.