There is an abundance of wildlife
to be seen throughout the year. The River Ure contains brown
trout, grayling and the native white-clawed crayfish. Salmon
used to be seen jumping the falls.
In the summer the meadows attract
many species of butterfly including commas, fritillary, ringlets,
tortoiseshell, peacock, gatekeepers, and meadow browns - as well
as dragonfly and damselfly.
There is a wide variety of birdlife
at the waterside rock pools including wagtails, dippers, and
the occasional kingfisher.
The surrounding fields and woodland
contains chaffinchs, wagtails, siskins, robins, finches, tits,
woodpecker and owls, and many other species of bird.