Local Wildlife

  • Red Kite

  • Nuthatch

  • Badger

  • Cormorrant

Dumfries & Galloway has rich and diverse wildlife, and you will not be here long before you spot a red kite soaring overhead or see a little red squirrel scamper off through the treetops.  For both the casual observer and the dedicated enthusiast there will be something to charm and impress.

This collection of images was taken by a talented guest staying with us at Ross Bay Retreat,  Margaret Holland , you can see more of her wonderful photography on her flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/67065881@N00/


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We also have a Country Escape in Yorkshire

Overdale Cottage is a cosy pet friendly cottage in the charming village of Harome, 3 miles from the Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

Visit the Helmsley Hideaway website >