1 The walk to and from the village passes cottage gardens where all the usual suspects are likely: Blue and Great Tits, Wren, Robin and Chaffinch to name but a few.
2 Species are most abundant on the section near the River Exe, along the footpath to Larcombe Foot, then the bridleway to Nethercote Farms. Pied Flycatcher and Redstart may be spotted in the older trees along the valley. Steep fields, woodland and Gorse thickets run down towards the river, a good habitat for the likes of Goldfinch and Linnet. With luck you may spot redpolls. The woodland is also good for Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Woodpigeon, Jay, Chiffchaff and various warblers (depending on the season). Sparrowhawk may put in an appearance, looking for a snack among the smaller species. Dipper are very likely along the water and Pheasants scuttle off the path.
3 From Nethercote Farms the walk climbs up over Bye Common and Bye Hill before returning to the village. Here Buzzard mew overhead and Rook and Raven trundle past. The views back down into the valley and across the wider moor are superb.