At Lower Gill wildlife conservation is a high priority and our land is managed under the guidelines of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. This involves managing the land to encourage wildlife by preserving and creating habitats for wildlife. In most cases this involves using traditional methods to manage hedgerows, woodland areas and meadows. One of the most important features to maintain is area of wet pasture and boggy areas this encourages the insect life that supports the young of birds such as Lapwings and Curlews whose plaintive cry is so evocative of this area.
List of some of the species seen at Lower Gill
Greater Spotted Woodpeckers
Wildlife watching hot spots near Lower Gill