Park

'My centre of rest... Sweet Ickworth'

Walkers regularly enjoy fantastic views across the park © Eric Whetstone

Walkers regularly enjoy fantastic views across the park

So wrote the 1st Earl of Bristol on his return home. The 1,800 acres of parkland at Ickworth have undergone many developments since then to make it into the still peaceful estate that you can see today. With a diverse mixture of natural habitats, the park is home to a huge variety of animal and plant life. Explore and enjoy this haven much as the Hervey family did for generations after the 1st Earl.

Who's who?

The rangers at Ickworth who look after this grand estate © Elizabeth Thomas

The ranger team, who look after this wonderful estate, is headed up by Senior Ranger Dee Gathorne-Hardy. We asked Dee to tell us about working at Ickworth and life as a ranger.

Estate management

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Wildlife

There are a huge variety of birds, mammals and insects in our woodland and parkland. We can't guarantee that you'll see them when you visit, but check out our wildlife boards behind the Porter's Lodge café and down by the walled garden.

Habitats

Stroll around the parkland and capture wildlife wonder

Stroll around the parkland and capture wildlife wonder

There are a variety of walks across the estate, taking in different habitats. Feel free to venture away from waymarked routes, respecting signage and arable fields, but enjoy parts of the park you haven't seen before.

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