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If you like birds then a trip to Leighton Moss should not be missed.

3rd September 2019

Less than an hour’s drive south to Silverdale, on Morecambe Bay is one of the RSPB’s best reserves which boasts a rich diversity of wildlife and has the largest reed bed in north-west England. Home to otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets and red deer. There are many hides in the reed beds and you - read more

Catch the roar of the red deer

29th October 2018

October is the perfect time to walk to Martindale to witness the incredible gathering of red deer. It is one of the best places in Cumbria to see red deer and we are fortunate to have it on our doorstep. A herd has been present here for over 300 years. An ancient deer forest is - read more

Have you spotted our flycatchers?

2nd July 2018

In the garden of Willow Cottage and Hart Barn our guests are enjoying watching spotted flycatchers flitting in and out of their rather intriguingly positioned nest. We went away on holiday to find that upon our return we had very close neighbours. The nest, an exquisite little scrape of grass is tucked behind some ancient - read more

Red squirrel

Red Squirrels Return

12th July 2017

Our guests last week were in for a treat when a young red squirrel appeared on our bird feeder.! Richard zoomed off to The Birds Bistro in Penruddock for a supply of Italian hazlenuts and rapidly cleaned and attached our old squirrel feeder (last used over 5 years ago) – however Squirrel Nutkin is not - read more

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