Cornwall - The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Cornwall - The Lost Gardens of Heligan - The UK's Best Wildlife Locations
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are the restored gardens of an ancient estate that dates back over 400 years.

Not only are the estate gardens home to the expected mix of exotic plants and topiary, there are also plenty of opportunities to see some of the stars of British wildlife too.
A nice touch is that they have cameras mounted around the gardens so you can watch badgers inside their sett, barn owls nesting, birds visting feeders as well as the roost of pipestrelle bats.

WHERE ARE THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN?
Go to St Austell, then take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the brown tourist signs to “The Lost Gardens of Heligan”.

THE WILDLIFE AT HELIGAN?
Badgers
Foxes
Wood mice
Shrews
Stoats
pipistrelle and greater horseshoe bats

BIRDS:
Woodpeckers
Kingfishers
Barn owls
Green finches
Willow tit
Nuthatch
Goldfinch
Fieldfares
Redwings
Yellowhammers
Linnets

Grass snakes, lizards and stick insects are other attractions to take note of.
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Also in: The UK's Best Wildlife Locations

Argyll - Ardnamurchan Peninsula
Argyll - The Isle of Mull
Bedfordshire - The Lodge: RSPB Headquarters in Sandy
Buckinghamshire - Burnham Beeches (Photo not for sale)
Cambridgeshire - Hampton reserve near Peterborough
Cambridgeshire - Paxton pits
Cambridgeshire - Wandlebury Country Park
Cambridgeshire - Wicken Fen
Cornwall - Roughtor
Cairngorms - Glen Clova
Devon - Eggesford
Devon - Offwell
Dumfriesshire - Caerlaverock
Durham - Low Barns
East Sussex - Rye Harbour

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