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New Pond

  • Making our way back to the castle through the Cwm Philip Valley the valley opens out to the deer lawns and New Pond.

    New Pond
  • During the winter many waterfowl come to the pond. Pochard and gadwall ducks seen commonly
  • Resident all year are coots and moorhens.
  • In the summer a large flock of canada geese nest on the island. For several years an unusual bar-headed goose has stayed with them. The same birds return each year.

    Canada Goose
  • On warm summer days swifts, swallows and martins can be seen catching insects over the pond surface.


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