The largest of these sanctuaries is Baronsdown – a tranquil 250-acre oasis in the heart of Exmoor National Park and is home to an array of native wildlife.

It is one of the few places where you are almost guaranteed to see Britain’s largest land mammal, wild Red Deer and you may even be lucky to catch a glimpse of a rare Pied Flycatcher bird or Hazel dormouse.

Our sanctuaries aren’t open to the public, but on very special occasions we organise events inviting our members and supporters to come together and enjoy these beautiful surroundings.

Recently we held a small get together at Baronsdown to thank those who have shown tremendous support to the League over the years. It was a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss some of the wonderful things we have been able to achieve in the last 12 months and how we can continue working together to protect animals persecuted by cruel ‘sports’.

Andy Knott CEO talking at to members and supporters at the Baronsdown

Supporters and members at Baronsdown Legacy Event

Not only did we have clear sky and sunshine for the day, we were also able to take our guests on a tour of the sanctuary grounds, where new born red deer calves were spotted, peacefully sleeping.  

     Red deer calf at Baronsdown wildlife sanctuary

Supporters and members at Baronsdown sanctuary

This was a real treat for our guests and everyone left with big smiles on their faces and a warm feeling in their hearts. Seeing these animals thriving on our sanctuary land reminds us why it is so important for us to continue preserving and protecting their environment. 

If we didn’t have these sanctuaries, then more vulnerable animals would be under threat from hunting and shooting activity. But thanks to our generous and kind supporters we can continue to ensure this doesn’t happen.

If you would like to attend future events, please send an email to [email protected] or why not become a member of the League today?

League members can visit the sanctuary throughout the year which can be especially arranged between you and our sanctuary manager. To become a member please sign up online or call us on 01483 524 250.

The League staff at Barondown sanctuary

A big thank you from League staff and Bertie the dog for supporting

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