Brockhampton Estate in winter

A view of the manor over the moat in winter

Bare trees and scattered dew gives a whole new beauty to Brockhampton Estate. See nature in a whole different light when you spend the day here this winter.

The sweeping views as you enter Brockhampton Estate are pretty impressive. The clear and crisp winter skies allow you to look out over the estate overlooking hills and dingles, why not wrap up and get exploring?

The entire estate is open weekends only during the winter; this includes the tea-room and manor house. We do, however, invite walkers to come along during the week to explore this wonderful place.

winter view of manor house
Manor house in winter
winter view of manor house

This time of year is ideal to watch wildlife. Ducks are in their colourful winter plumage; keep an eye out for winter migratory birds such as Tufted ducks and Pochards on our pools as well as our usual Mallards, sitting pretty on the moat.

Songbirds such as Thrush, Starlings and Redwing can be spotted throughout the orchards and estate, looking rather impressive in their winter-finery. Also watch to see if you can spot a Jay, these colourful birds are easier to spot in winter with the branches being bare. You often hear Jay’s before you see them, with their laughter-like call.

A Jay with an acorn
A photograph of a Jay with an acorn
A Jay with an acorn

Walking through the woods, look out for deer, we have Muntjac, Roe and Fallow living here. Throughout the colder months deer search for food and can sometimes be spotted stripping bark from trees.

Winter is a cold but lovely time on the estate. Come the New Year Snowdrops will begin to appear, followed by other familiar sights letting us all know spring is just around the corner.

The parkland with a sprinkling of snow
Brockhampton parkland and dog in snow
The parkland with a sprinkling of snow