Top spots to see some wildlife

With over 1,000 acres, 40 miles of footpaths, four lakes plus gardens galore, you're bound to meet our wildlife. Our top spots will direct you to what you may be looking for.

Badgers at the wildlife hide

Habitat piles

Creature comforts

Creature comforts

Habitat piles are made of waste cut down from trees, bushes and plants. The idea is to build and fill the habitat pile, then the fungi breaks down the waste.

In winter the habitat piles house animals and amphibians such as newts, frogs, toads and hedgehogs. Later in spring look out for birds such as robins and blackbirds who build their nests inside.

Red squirrels

Red squirrels have been spotted getting ready to hybernate

Visit the wildlife hide next to the formal garden where you may spot red squirrels. If you do see any red squirrels, please let our staff know.