Nick has built a lovely new bench down at Skinny Dipping pond. It gives a gorgeous view of the pond and the valley. In the next couple of weeks beavers will start to become very active in the later daylight hours, usually from around 19.00. It’s the time we love the best, just sitting, watching and enjoying. We thought that other people might like to come and enjoy the beavers too…
We are offering a number of chances to come and watch the beavers, either at Skinny Dipping pond (above), on the big lake or at the top pond. There will be a charge of £20.00 per visitor as we have to give you a guide but you will be offered an unrivaled opportunity to see beavers in natural habitats exhibiting all kinds of beaver behaviours.
Skinny Dipping pond has the bench and is a good walk so suitable only for people who can cope with rough ground – it may be dark when you return and the hill is quite steep. Suitable for up to 6 or 7 people. You are about 30 metres from the pond and get great views of the whole beaver family.
The big lake has a lovely and comfortable hide which can hold up to 10 people at a squeeze. It’s a fairly east walk down from the farm through fields and woodland. It can be wet so suitable footwear is advised. You are positioned about 65 metres from the lodge and beavers can pop up anywhere. There is also the opportunity to watch other wildlife here…we have seen dabchicks, otters, badgers, kingfishers and water voles to name but a few.
Top Pond has a snug little hide, comfortable for 2, a squeeze for three. It’s a nice walk over the fields and you really get up close and personal with the beavers. In fact, the hide is over the water and beavers can actually be beneath you!
Whilst we cannot guarantee that you will see beavers, I don’t think we’ve ever failed to see them on a summer’s evening.
To book an evening of beaver watching email [email protected] or call 01267 233864