Monday, 10 January 2011

Days Out in Devon: Yarner Wood

Now here's two that we don't often see on the feeders at home, a marsh tit and nuthatch at  the observation hut at Yarner Woods near Bovey Tracey.  Not my own shot I'm afraid.  This is one of Mr Lovelygrey's shot with his fancy pants camera.

The nice thing about Devon is that even though it's a tourist hotspot there's plenty of hidden away spots where those in search of solitude can easily  find it.  Yarner is one of these, yet it's a stones throw away from Dartmoor's iconic but busy Haytor with its throngs and ice cream vans.  There's lots of lovely  peaceful walks and plenty of wildlife to watch.  A trail map is available from the website.

Yarner is a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.   It's managed by Natural England and I've just noticed from their helpful website that there are a number of events arranged  there including guided walks, nestbox making and survival courses.  The Lovelygrey family will certainly be making use of some of these and I'll report back later in the year on our adventures.

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