Snaizeholme is situated about 2 miles outside Hawes. Approximately 40 years ago the Kemp family arrived at Mirk Pot Farm in Wenslydale with the intention of planting Christmas trees on what was then a barren valley. As the forrest grew so did the numbers of Red Squirrels. The area is now managed to help preserve this native animal and in the centre of the woodland there is a viewing area. Access to the woodland can be gained on the local White bus which drops you off and will return later in the day to pick you up for your return to Hawes. My picture was taken as we sat on the side of the track waiting for the return journey, the edge of woodland can be seen on the right. As you walk through this area it’s lovely to see glimpses of Red squirrel as they rummage around looking for food. Red Squirrels do not hibernate so they stash food all around the woodland floor in readiness for the winter.
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