Colleen was out in the wood behind Bobbin Mill Cottage, when she came upon these Badger tracks in the snow. With much enthusiasm she decided to track the badger and it led her down to the beck and then through the fence to the sett. You can clearly see the claw marks at the top of the print which is typical of badger tracks.
It was a lovely morning at Bobbin Mill Cottage, so I took Irty our little terrier for a walk on to the fell behind our cottage. It was really slippy up there, but the views over to the Coniston fells were terrific.
On Saturday, we held a “bird race” at Haybridge Nature Reserve. A lively crowd of people arrived and set off to see how many species of birds they could see in an hour. The winning team spotted 24 species of bird, but the “special”sighting of the day had to be this Hen Harrier spotted and pictured by Duncan Cooke.
The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit and explore. Most people feel that they would like to have a walk. But where to go? What if you can’t read a map? Perhaps you just don’t feel confident on your own and would rather have someone there to help, choosing suitable routes to match your needs, whilst at the same time helping you to a better understanding of the area. This is where the Lakeland Guide can help, so contact us to arrange your own Lake District guided walk.
Here at Bobbin Mill Cottage we’ve just had a new wood stove installed and it’s the time of year for stocking up on wood supplies – why not come along on a coppicing day and learn all about this woodland craft?