Somerset - St Audries

Somerset - St Audries - The UK's Best Wildlife Locations
This impressive coniferous forest is home to a variety of woodland wildlife. Lying at the northern end of the picturesque Quantock Hills which can be a great introduction to this special place.

HOW TO GET TO ST AUDRIES
Situated just off the A39 4km to the east of Williton the entrance to the wood is signed at the main gateway.
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WILDLIFE AT ST AUDRIES

MAMMALS
The Quantock Hills are famous for their huge deer populations and you will have a good chance of seeing signs of both the shy roe and majestic red deer in this area.

BIRDS
Sparrowhawks, buzzards and kestrels are often spotted at St Audries. Nightjar can be heard churring in the evenings during May to July.

REPTILES AND INSECTS
Keep your eyes peeled when walking around this forest and you might spot an adder. Many beautiful species of butterfly inhabit this area too, including the silver-washed fritillary.
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Also in: The UK's Best Wildlife Locations

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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
Cornwall - The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Devon - Eggesford
Devon - Offwell
Dumfriesshire - Caerlaverock
Durham - Low Barns

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