1 The path past the woodland and through farmland can be rewarding. We saw Long-tailed Tit, Whitethroat, Marsh Tit, Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and Kestrel. Listen for the ‘yaffle’ of Green Woodpecker.
2 Along the coast look out for Fulmar and the usual variety of gulls. Cormorants arrow across the waves. Gannets are possible. Listen out for Stonechats on any scrub beside the path. Wheatears are likely in summer. Ravens ‘cronk’ overhead, so listen out for them on your walk.
3 The path turns in along the estuary and towards the creek; keep an eye open for Little Egret, Greenshank and Redshank. Oystercatchers are frequent, their whistles often heard before they are seen. On a clear day, you can see the Eddystone Lighthouse, which is an added bonus to your walk.
4 The path passes through creek-side woodland before returning to the village past cottages and gardens. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper and Jackdaw may be seen plus all the expected species such as House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Wren, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Blue Tit and, perhaps, Great Tit are likely, plus look out for Swallow and House Martin in season.