1 From the House follow the track northwards through the swing gate and check the garden and orchard for Goldfinch and Bullfinch. Yellowhammers breed in the hedges. In the autumn, Redwings and Fieldfares visit here.
2 Then there is a small brook where Reed Buntings can be found.
3 Press on through Broadlands LNR and some woodland with a good variety of birds that breed here: Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Collared Dove and Spotted Flycatcher. There are visitors like Brambling in the winter.
4 Cross the meadow and walk by the River Lugg where Whooper and Bewick’s Swans have been recorded along with the local Mute Swans. Kingfishers are here, and Grey Wagtails, with Sand Martins nesting in the river bank in spring. Birds of prey, such as Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Merlin and Hobby, have all been recorded here.