Join us for a walk on the wild side - a walking tour of the wildest parts of the rewilding project. Guided by our expert ecologist at an easy pace, there is plenty of time to take in our astonishing wildlife – from our herds of free-roaming longhorn cattle, red and fallow deer, Exmoor ponies and Tamworth pigs to delicate butterflies and dragonflies.
Venturing out on foot is the best way to listen to bird song and spot our specialities like common and lesser whitethroat, yellowhammer, goldfinch, linnet and bullfinch. In May and June there is a good chance of hearing nightingales and turtle doves – some of the rarest birds in Britain – and in summer, catch the blue flash of kingfisher over the lakes and ponds. In autumn, watch out for hunting kestrels and the titanic battles of rutting stags. It’s a chance, too, to encounter the smaller creatures at ground level – like beetles, frogs, slow worms and grass snakes.
The safari will round up with a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of homemade elderflower cordial and some delicious, locally baked cake back at the Cow Barn, and time to record what you’ve seen on your complimentary Knepp safari species list.
Walking will be for 2 ½-3 hours, with frequent stops to look at wildlife. You’ll need a moderate level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.
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Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your safari booking. We also cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species. Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see. Our safaris are suitable only for children of 12 and over