Wildlife at Calke Abbey
Escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park, a rich and varied landscape, from rolling grassland to ancient oaks. About a third of the park is a National Nature Reserve, recognised in 2004 due to the quality of its wood pasture, one of our rarest habitats. Some of the trees here are among the oldest in Europe.
Don't forget our:
- Deer – walk around the edge of the enclosure where red and fallow deer live and get a closer look
- Bees – our hives in the Large Kitchen Garden provide honey for us to sell at Apple Day
- Fungi – our wonderfully ancient trees and permanent pastures are host to an array of eclectic fungi