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Helsbury Attractions #2

Following on in our series of reviews of local attractions, we have:

Tamar Otter Sanctuary

We had an enjoyable day out at the Tamar Otter Sanctuary (Summer 09). It is advisable to time your visit to take in at least one Feeding Time 12:00 or 15:00; this guarantees you see some Otters in action as they are timid even in this environment. It really is amazing to see so many Otters up close though. The woodland walk allows you to get a good look at the Deer and Wallabies, which you can feed (provided you buy the appropriate bag of food).

We had a hard time finding the sanctuary but this might be more about our SatNav. We just kept following signs to North Petherwin and got there eventually. There is a steep slope between the entrance and the animal enclosures and a lot of fencing to protect little fingers from sharp teeth, which is quite hard to see through. The café is excellent providing well-cooked locally sourced food. Not dog friendly but there is some shady parking and water available.

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