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Martin Top circular walk

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This morning I walked from Foxhill Barn to Martin Top, then did a circular before returning to Foxhill, a distance of about 5 miles. On a couple of occasions I came across wild garlic with its wonderful fragrance, and the bluebells and yellow poppies near Martin Top chapel were beautiful to behold.

Swallows’ return

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I saw a couple of swallows today, though I haven’t managed to capture them on camera yet. They have returned to nest in our outbuildings, and it is lovely to hear them chirping away as it is a sign that Spring really is upon us at last.

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Baby deer outside Foxhill

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I went down to let the chickens out early yesterday morning and was greeted by the sight of a baby deer running across the neighbouring field. The great spotted woodpecker is a regular visitor these days. Two woodpeckers r…

Baby Great Spotted Woodpecker

Foxhill Barn Bed & BreakfastWe are now getting regular visits from a baby Great Spotted Woodpecker. It tends to feed for quite some time before flying back to the safety of the trees at the other side of the croft. you can tell it’s a juvenile because …

Birdlife around Foxhill

Foxhill Barn Bed & BreakfastThese beautiful birds were captured on our doorstep recently. In addition to the swallow, one of many swallow nesting in the outbuildings, this bull finch was seen on Coal Pit Lane, which is just at the bottom of Howgill Lan…

A question about woodpeckers

Foxhill Barn Bed & BreakfastWhile helping to prepare breakfast for our guests yesterday morning I looked out at our bird table and was delighted to see a Great Spotted Woodpecker. I called out to Jan, but in doing so merely managed to scare it off – or…

Jams & Chutneys

Foxhill Barn Bed & BreakfastAfter previously buying in all our preserves for the breakfast table, Jan decided a couple of years back to start making her own jams and marmalades. We’ve tried out quite a selection on our guests, including a beautifully t…

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Deer and otters along the Ribble Way

Foxhill Barn Bed & BreakfastThis email was sent to us by a member of the Manx Arms Ramblers, 8 of whom stayed at Foxhill Barn recently while walking the Ribble Way. They were obviously delighted with their wildlife sightings.Hello Peter & Janet,As prom…

Plover over Weets Hill

Foxhill Barn Bed & BreakfastTwo of our guests who stayed last night went for a walk up “Weets”, which is the closest of Lancashire’s 3 peaks to Foxhill Barn and joins the Pendle Way up to its summit. They told us how impressive the views are, and were …

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Foxhill Barn Bed & Breakfast Within an hour of us putting up our new bird “table” we were getting a variety of birds feeding, with blue tits being the most common. Here is one of yesterday’s visitors.

3 peaks and Pendle – views from Foxhill

Foxhill Barn Bed & BreakfastI went for a walk this morning to take in the full splendour of the stunning panorama you can see when you look North from Foxhill; Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent still wearing their snowy caps, Whernside only revealing itself…

Autumn colours

Here at Foxhill the autumn colours are now in their full glory. During a recent walk down the lane we saw a large flock of longtailed tits working their way along the hedgerow. The flock was about 20 strong. At this time of year it is common for specie…

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