Wildlife

A diverse estate

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Walks and trails

You can explore the wildlife and habitats at Ickworth by following one of our trails. You can choose a sedate stroll or head further afield on a myriad of paths and cycle tracks.

Did you know?

  • There are 1,800 acres of land at Ickworth, half of which is parkland
  • Our park and gardens are open all year so you can come in every season
  • See our events for exclusive tours, trails and walks
  • Join us for a bat walk and find out about these elusive creatures
  • We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to volunteer outside

Take a closer look

Take a closer look

Insects are an important part of every ecosystem and our ancient trees and stumps are ideal habitats for them. Explore our stumpery in the Italianate garden and see what you can discover for yourself.

Building a bird hide

The Cambridge National Trust volunteering group visit us and built a new bird hide. Watch this fun time lapse video of their day.

You can visit the bird hide by following the footpath down by the side of the walled garden heading for the fairy lake. It's a lovely spot to stop and eat your lunch or simply pass a wonderful hour looking at the variety of birds and small mammals visiting. It's a real tweet!

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