Nature & Wildlife

There is also plenty of wildlife, within and around the camp itself. Due to its unique location, the natural Moorland habitat provides home and shelter to much wildlife.

Owls and other raptors are regular visitors to our site and vary occasionally the lucky visitor may spot deer on the periphery of the camp. Rabbits and squirrels are plentiful and are frequent visitors in the early morning to campers.

The main flora around the camp is silver-birch, oak and holly, with wild grass and ferns providing typical moorland ground cover. Fallen material is ideal for building bivis and bashers in some of the wilder areas. But please take care to only use fallen material, as the damage and felling of trees is not permitted on the camp.

Blackbrook Animal and Bird World ,
Winkhill (01538-308923) Open Daily

Coombes Valley
RSPB Reserve, Nr. Leek

Consall Nature Park
Consall (01782-550939)

Hawksmoor Nature Reserve
Nr. Cheadle

Ladderedge Country Park
Leek (01538-483483)

Ilam Country Park
Ilam (0133-529245)