© Chris Glover


The 'Capability' Brown designed lake at Berrington is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of the long established grey herons who nest here between March and July. It is one of only two heronries in Herefordshire and in season, the large nests of these beautiful but shy birds can be seen in the tops of the trees. 

Voles in the veg patch

Our gardeners can find something unusual in a morning. Last autumn we found some competition in the vegetable patch for our pumpkins and they didn't want to leave.


Many types of water birds visit the lake at different times of the year, including mute swans, great crested and little grebe, grey-legged geese and a number of species of duck.

The lake

The lake plays host to the largest number of species on the estate. Carp, tench and perch can be seen in the shallower waters and there are also wildfowl, newts and all manner of insects, such as this damselfly.


Guided walks are available around the parkland and lake. Some of our events celebrate wildlife, such as our ‘make a birdfeeder’ or lake-dipping days.


Visitors and staff walking dogs on the front lawn at Berrington Hall

Bring your dog and his friends along for some good exercise in the 250 acres of parkland and woods. Dogs are welcome in the park and grounds but not in the house or walled garden

What's on

Our warden's young helpers installing a new dormouse box

Our warden's young helpers installing a new dormouse box

Join in with our activity programme.