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Coombes Valley is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen to birdsong
  2. See spring woodland flowers, including bluebells
  3. Watch out for some of our special migrant woodland birds like redstarts and flycatchers

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Enjoy a lovely peaceful walk - discover a palette of colours, sounds and textures
  2. Look for butterflies and dragonflies
  3. Find flowers in the meadows

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Discover fungi
  2. See a blaze of autumn colours
  3. Crunch those leaves underfoot!

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch woodpeckers at the feeders
  2. See winter visiting birds like fieldfares and redwings, all the way from Scandinavia
  3. Look for splashes of colour - berries and other fruit

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  • A Hidden Gem
  • Slumber: Sunset Over Coombes Valley 28 December 2015
  • December Sunset Coombes valley 28 Dec 2015
  • Best Seat in the House: Woodcock Trail
  • Blood River (Commbes Brook with Sunset)
  • The Woodcock Trail 28 Dec 2016
  • The Troll Gate!
  • The Fallen Three:

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