A few days ago, my family and I discovered an absolute hidden gem of a place not far from where we live.
Staveley Nature Reserve is the place. As it happens, I’d bought my youngest daughter a bird watching kit that very morning. She particularly enjoyed viewing through her binoculars as well as using her little torch.
It took a good two or three hours to walk around. There were a few difficult bits but we’re pretty well versed when it comes to off road pushchairing!
We saw a large heron, fish activity from a distance, lots of bird activity (Obviously!) as well as some impressive looking Highland Cattle. Deer, foxes and even otters are known to frequent the area.
Oh, and we found a lady’s phone that she later called (Lives in the same town) and so we were able to return it to her!