Red Squirrels at Wallington

This September find out more about the red squirrels who call Wallington home and the work our rangers do to protect them.

Wallington employs the National Trust's only full time Red Squirrel Ranger who works to support our resident red squirrels.  There are now approximately 150 on the Wallington estate with daily sightings at the wildlife hide. 

On the 25, 26 and 28 September (11:00-12:30/ 14:00-15:30) join a walk and talk with Glen, Wallington’s dedicated red squirrel ranger, and find out all there is to know about our furry little friends and how they are thriving on the estate.

Even better, become a ranger for the evening and join Glen for a sunset patrol at Wallington. Help feed the birds and red squirrels around the estate and discover how we protect the wildlife that lives here. It’s not all work though. There’ll be time to stop and listen to the sounds of the evening chorus, spot nocturnal wildlife and take in the peace and beauty of Wallington as sun sets. Don't forget your camera!

On weekends in September little rangers can help Cyril the Squirrel find his acorns on the outdoor trail and get stuck into some squirrel crafts in the indoor play space. 

Spot red squirrels in the woods
Red Squirrel at the wildlife hide
Spot red squirrels in the woods

A visit wouldn't be complete without stopping in at the wildlife hide in the West Wood.  Set into the woodland, with plentiful feeders it really is the perfect place to spot a red squirrel; with a bit of time and patience you may well be rewarded with a sighting.

During your visit ask one of the team if you can purchase a £1.00 raffle ticket; for every raffle ticket bought we receive an additional £1.00 and all proceeds go directly into the red squirrel conservation work helping to fund the role of the Red Squirrel Ranger (better still, you could win £10,000).