Practical Caravan Magazine
'Best Small Site' 2012 & 2013
Birch Hill Farm entrance
pictured from the lane:
The site opens-out as you go up the farm drive:
From the lower field looking toward the upper field. You might also be able to spot 2 caravans in the distance on the Upper Field:
Lower Caravan Field
Spacious and the hedges give a bit more privacy (our house is hidden behind the trees):
View North towards Cheshire and Wales from the upper caravan field:
This part of the site is preferred by most regular visitors as it gives far-reaching views - you can see for about 30 miles to the North, and 12 miles to the South and the West:
The Dingle is a little haven for wildlife, with trees and plants indicative of ancient woodland.
The 'Wild Service' tree is on a national tree database as one of the largest and oldest in the country. Having cleared a pathway, we have deliberately left woodpiles to rot-down in order to let insects flourish, thereby improving the food-chain for small mammals and birds. We have recently seen butterflies including 'Holly Blue' 'Speckled Wood' and 'Orange Tip' and birds including the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl and Barn Owl. Pheasant, Grouse, and Partridge are common. Plants and flowers include Primroses, Bluebells, Garlic Mustard, Celendine and a variety of mushrooms and other fungi.
Birch Hill woodland walk - dogs love the Dingle!
Butterflies photographed in The Dingle at Birch Hill:
If the ground is firm enough, we are open all year round, but our visitors did not expect snow on 2 Mar 2006 - see images below.