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Devon Badger Watch

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Five miles north of Tiverton | Directions Given on Booking, Tiverton, England
+44 1398 351506
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Unforgettable experience in a beautiful setting

We were very lucky with weather. The evening was warm and with no wind. We were lucky enough to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LMitchell2
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Exeter
Smelly and not a natural enviroment

Did not enjoy, not suitable for children, poor toilet facilities and parking overall a... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Five miles north of Tiverton | Directions Given on Booking, Tiverton, England
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+44 1398 351506
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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

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badgerannie, Manager at Devon Badger Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed 9 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...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A truly wonderful evening. Felt very priveledged to be so close to these beautiful animals. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We booked a photography session and had a truly wonderful experience. The badgers come so close and although photography was more challenging as the evening progressed and the light faded you can still get some great shots. Remember also to put the camera down for...More

1  Thank Clare F
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This was our third visit to Devon Badger watch. This time there were 12 of us. We had bought vouchers for xmas for friends and we were cashing them in. (Yes you can buy vouchers for people). The group included six adults a 7 year-old...More

Thank Lizi A
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to see badgers in the wild for a long time and I wasn't disappointed. 90 minutes watching badgers close up & learning so much from our informed host. A very special experience that everyone should do when in the area. We won't...More

Thank kelly e
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very accessible wildlife, excellent prolonged views of Badgers. Our children (10 and 8) really enjoyed it (and were much quieter than some of the adults). I would recommend this to anybody with an interest in wildlife.

Thank Yellow B
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

A badger watch is something I have always wished to partake in and this evening, very much came up to my expectations. It was relaxed and low key. Ann, the owner of the farm, took us down to the set. She explained how we should...More

Thank Janey7777
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had seen badgers years ago, in the New Forest, so when we saw the Devon Badger watch brochure we were there! The badgers are totally wild, living on a farm in Devon and the owners have built a hide just above the sett. The...More

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deeken1
3 August 2016|
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Response from badgerannie | Property representative |
Hello deeken1, Sorry for the delay in answering your question, I have only just discovered this facility for Q&A on here, how bad is that? Getting to us by public transport is difficult. Although you can get trains to... More
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anacapri9
8 May 2016|
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Response from badgerannie | Property representative |
Hello anacapri9, I am so sorry I haven't answered this months ago! I have only just discovered that there is this facility of Questions and Answers, how bad is that? It is a 450 metre walk from the car park to the hide and... More
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