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.
Otters on the lake
Our 'otter cam' is regularly catching images of resident otters but they are usually at night and poor quality. Amazingly these pictures show two otters, probably a mother and pup during the day. Otters can breed throughout the year but having young makes these normally nocturnal, shy and elusive creatures more visible.
Some of our events celebrate wildlife, such as our ‘make a birdfeeder’ or lake-dipping days. Come and get involved or just enjoy wonderful walks through fine Herefordshire countryside. We have three waymarked paths over the 'Capability' Brown parkland, through the woods or around the lake. We're open from 10am with the house open from 11am.