Going wild at Chirk Castle

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Wildlife highlights

  • Graceful buzzard soaring high in the sky © Jim Parry


    Listen out for a high pitched call and look up to see these graceful creatures.

  • Beautiful but prickly friends © northeastwildlife.co.uk


    We have plenty of mammals on the estate including our shy and prickly hedgehogs.

  • The powerful hare taking a rare break © Dave Crawshaw

    Brown hare

    You can often see this amazing creature on the estate with its long ears and powerful legs.

SSSI protection

Early morning on the Chirk Estate © Mike Jones

Early morning on the Chirk Estate

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) denotes an area with either a biological or geological interest.

Chirk Castle has the highest level of protection awarded in March 2012. This includes the buildings, gardens and estate.

We are held accountable by a number of governing bodies including Natural Resources Wales.

We're home to lots of rare wildlife including bats, invertebrates and mammals.

Get passionate about wildlife

Get up close and personal with bugs and beasts

Get up close and personal with bugs and beasts

Everyone can help wildlife both here at Chirk Castle and in your local area.

  • You can volunteer with the Chirk ranger team. To find out more email the rangers
  • Got a question about wildlife? Follow the rangers on Twitter @ChirkNTRangers or call them on 01691 777701


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