Woodlands and wetlands

Take time to see what you can spot from our newly refurbished bird hide © Alison Cross, National Trust

Take time to see what you can spot from our newly refurbished bird hide

What can you spot?

The woodlands and wetlands surrounding the house and gardens are home to many species of birds including owls, woodpeckers, jays and many kinds of rare waterfowl. Explore our wider estate and you may see some of these and, also, muntjac and red deer.

The woodland can be accessed from the main car park, via the gate to the north parkland or from the wild garden. Many walks criss-cross the woods with easy access for all, most routes are circular and range from 1.1 to 2.3 miles.

Buzzards and sparrow hawks can sometimes be seen soaring the skies above the woods and surrounding estate, and you'll see many wild flowers as you walk the way-marked paths. A visit to our wetlands bird hide is highly recommended for a chance to spy out the local waterfowl. Pack those binoculars...

Some of our feathered visitors

Three snipe by the water © northeastwildlife.co.uk

Three snipe by the water

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