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“Splendid opportunity to watch these shy mammals”
Review of Devon Badger Watch

Devon Badger Watch
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Tiverton
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A unique opportunity to see wild badgers who come very close to you on their own terms. Walk through beautiful scenery and woodland to a purpose-built hide overlooking the natural sett where you can sit comfortably to observe these fascinating wild creatures. A magical experience.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Highly recommended for animal lovers, but especially for photographers. Seeing two female and four juvenile badgers out at the same time was an amazing treat. The setup is brilliant: clear viewing and photographic access, perfectly placed hide almost on top of the sett!
I would recommend a visit to anyone - families would love the knowledgeable narration about badger habitat and natural history, photographers would relish the fantastic location and proximity to the animals.
Be aware that there is a bit of an uneven walk to the woods from the car park, and some steps in the immediate access to the hide.

Thank DrSteve772
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

Great opportunity to see and learn about badgers. Hide was comfortable and we saw six badgers close up. Kevin very knowledgeable and gave us lots of interesting information about them. A very enjoyable evening!

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We were very lucky with weather. The evening was warm and with no wind. We were lucky enough to see 5 Badgers extremely close to us and they stayed close by for quite some time so we could get a really good look at them. Kevin gave us a very informative talk about these animals, their habitat, habits and the problems they face. Had been meaning to come here for some years and we are really glad we did. The hide is in a lovely woodland setting (an easy and delightful walk from the farm) and, as well as Badgers, we saw Jays. This was the first time any of us had seen a live Badger. We would highly recommend Devon Badger Watch to others. It is an unusual and unforgettable experience where you can get very close to nature.

Thank LMitchell2
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Did not enjoy, not suitable for children, poor toilet facilities and parking overall a disapointing visit

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badgerannie, Manager at Devon Badger Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. We have to try to balance the natural environment with making the experience as easy and comfortable as we can for our human visitors.
Animals are smelly, that is part of the natural environment. As for the toilet facilities, they are clean and functional. I am at a loss as to what you expected from your visit and you are the first person ever to leave such a review, but we will continue to try to make sure our visitors see badgers in as natural environment as possible.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

A wonderful experience that we will not forget. My wife and I were surprised to find we were the only people on our visit apart from our host Anne who was very knowledgeable and keen to share information about the badgers. We were lucky enough to see two badgers who graced us with their presence for about 30-40 minutes a lot of which time they were less than 4 feet away. It was a great opportunity to see these wonderful creatures up close and in their natural habitat. If this is something that appeals then I would absolutely recommend a visit.

1  Thank DFCSpike
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badgerannie, Manager at Devon Badger Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.
This year has been particularly challenging for Kevin and I as the badgers have been more reluctant and less reliable than usual (over the last 20 years) about coming up to the hide. They have also been much more wary of strange noises and smells than before which is why we have kept the numbers in the hide down and not carried out much advertising this year.
It is testament to your ability to stay quiet and still in the hide, that we saw 2 badgers for so long during your visit so thank you for your co-operation.

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