The Peninsula is home to some of North Devon's most abudant wildlife. For just a sample of what you may see, please see below.
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The cliffs all along the Peninsula, especially Hartland Quay
Folded and compressed rocks, jutting ribs in the sand, fossils, highest granite cliffs in England, Blackchurch Rock
Woodland & Hedgerows:
Clovelly Woods, Brownsham Woods, Hartland Abbey grounds
Badgers, Bank Vole, Bats, Deer, Dormouse, Hedgehog, Muntjac Deer, Squirrels, Bluebells, Snowdrops, Primroses, Wild garlic, Devon Violets, Beech, Oak, Devon Whitebeam, Hazel, Blackthorn
Moorland, Heathland and Grassland
Bursdon Moor, Deptford Farm Pastures
Brown Hare, Deer, Fox, Rabbits, Stoats and Weasels, Marsh Fritillary, Pearl-edged Fritillary, Green Hairstreak, Curlew, Meadow Pipit. Skylark, Barn Owl, Purple Moor Grass, Devil’s-bit Scabious, Bog Violet, Marsh Orchid, Heath Spotted Orchid
Sea & Coastline
All along the South West Coastpath and particularly Hartland Point, Hartland Quay, Spekes Mill Mouth
Common Dolphins, Common Seals, Grey Seal, Basking Sharks, Bottlenose Dolphins, Porpoises, Puffins, Peregrine Falcons, Kestrels, Ravens, Rock pipits, Oyster catcher, Cormorant, Thrift, Sea Lavender, Sea Campion, Gorse, Geology, Crabs, Seaweed, Anemones
Rivers & Streams
Mink, Otters, Dipper, Kingfisher, Golden Ringed Dragonfly, Bats, Freshwater pearl mussel, Grey Heron