Soon, we will be able to explore this fabulous area again, so Im updating our walks and ‘off the beaten track’ highlights for gite guests. This is the perfect area to watch wildlife at all times of the year. There is a deer hide where you can watch stags during the rut, feeding deer and wild boar. There are fabulous wild flowers and rare orchids (just starting to show now), our huge garden and woods are home to red squirrels, hoopoos, roe and red deer, all sorts of birds and raptors such as buzzards, red kites, short toed eagles (nesting less than a mile away). Its a nature lover, photographers and walkers dream. This red squirrel can be seen sneaking out of the pool shed where I store the walnuts.