Bird watching & wildlife

The area around Hackness is a bird spotter’s paradise. Birdwatchers Car Park in Forge Valley is the easiest way to check out some of the local bird life – you should see numerous species of woodland birds.

If you’re feeling lazy, there’s no need to leave the cottage – nearly 40 species of birds have been spotted in or from the garden. Click here for details.

The River Derwent is just across the road from the cottage and there are walks along its banks. You may see kingfishers, dippers and grey wagtails.

Click on the links below for a few suggestions:

Bird watching and wildlife

Raincliffe WoodsNearby Raincliffe Woods is full of natural history and can be explored via various nature walks2 miles
The Sealife CentreWhy not try a voyage beneath the waves?5 miles
Dalby ForestA great place for spotting wildlife, including deer6 miles
Bempton CliffsHome to 200,000 seabirds17 miles
North York Moors National ParkA mine of informationn/a
The Fat Birder Lots of useful information about bird watching sites in the arean/a