Wildlife on the estate
By mid-September the first flights of geese begin to arrive for the winter, both the pinkfooted and Greylag varieties – and these can usually be heard before they are seen! Fieldfares and redwings also arrive and can be spotted on any hawthorns and rowan trees on the estate. On a sunny day, chances are you’ll see a buzzard or two circling overhead. Down by the beck, look out for dippers and otter tracks down by the watermill. If you’re quiet you might even spot a roe deer grazing by the old Gypsum mine or a red squirrel up in the tree brances.