|View south from public footbridge of Roeburn|
This account is interesting as it includes mink as wildlife---now writers probably would mention that they are a menace to wildlife.
Ecology : Wray, Roeburndale 1986
Wray has temperate weather. But sometimes in winter, families on the fells are snowed in for days, and most of the year there is plenty of rain. This unspoilt area of rolling hills, nurtured by the Rivers Hindburn and Roeburn, is a haven for wildlife. There are roe deer, hares, rabbits, hedgehogs, moles and shrews; rats and mice in the barns; grey squirrels in abundance among the deciduous woods and red squirrels are sometimes seen; foxes are prolific and considered a "pest" by gamekeepers; there are weasels, stoats, mink, some badgers, and the occasional otter. Among the many species of birds, there are owls, dippers, grouse, pheasant.