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Devon Badger Watch

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Closed Now: 19:00 - 22:00
Open today: 19:00 - 22:00
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Amazing experience

Just my wife and I on this Badger watch. Once in the vicinity of the Badger set you are not able to... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
John T
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Didn’t stop smiling for days!

I think the title just about sums it up. It was a truly humbling and magical experience and we... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
TheYates
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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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...more
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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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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Just my wife and I on this Badger watch. Once in the vicinity of the Badger set you are not able to make any noise or say anything. You then go into the hide and Kevin put some peanuts out and cleaned the windows. Right...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John T
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We turned up, 2 adults and a 10 year old, at 5.45; the time we were specifically emailed to be there by. The host didn’t turn up until 6. We had a 10 year old with us. The host didn’t remotely try to engage with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

I think the title just about sums it up. It was a truly humbling and magical experience and we learnt so much. The badgers were so close you could see their little wet noses and glints in their eyes. We shall definitely return for one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a fantastic experience to see the badgers in their own environment. Our guide, Kevin, was incredibly knowledgable about badgers, and the sett we were looking at. The badgers come very close to the hide, so you really get a good opportunity to study...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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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....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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...More

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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Mike S
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

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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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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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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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