Starting in the sea, you are surrounded
by dolphins and then emerge on to a beach where you may
chance upon an oyster catcher or peregrine falcon nesting
on the cliff edge.
The path continues past a wet marshy area and small river.
Salmon leap from the water, while heron, statue like, stand
and wait. Look carefully, you might see a dipper or curlew,
or with luck an otter.
Further upstream the Moorland area
provides good hunting for buzzards, while on the lower slopes
the dappled shade of broadleaved woodland may conceal a
resting stag or brace of pheasants seeking cover.
A field and farmyard area with an old stable are home to
barn owls, rats and the farm cat.
The habitats change with the seasons as some of the displays
are growing plants. You may even find the occasional living
creature – the centre is designed to allow wildlife
in. so be careful where you tread!
Regular carving demonstrations are held
in the cobbled yard. Starting work with a chainsaw and finishing
using hand tools, a lifesized sculpture will be created
as you sit and watch.