Scrapbook ~ Wildlife walks throughout the year
Saturday 4th February 2017
Shipley - Knepp - Dial Post - Shipley
This walk has so much
to offer: you start at a small village with a very interesting church as well as
a fully-working windmill for gawd's sake Then over the river Adur,
through beautiful woods and farms and into Knepp Estate, a large country estate
with a huge mansion and the ruin of an ancient castle. The whole place has
undergone a complete change in modern times - from an agricultural farm with no
access - to a wildlife park covered in access land. It's teeming with life of all
sorts and is a joy to stroll around.
The access map of the estate also points out the numerous treehouses/viewing
They offer excellent opportunities for all types of wildlife watching.
Knepp Mill Pond
A huge Red Deer Stag scraping the velvet off of his antlers.
Close up you can see how hard he has been rubbing this poor tree!
A dusk visit to one of the viewing platforms.
Back to Shipley for dark.
Take the time to read
countryside code for yourself and please stick to it at all times.