Nature Trails

Down in woods are many creatures large and small, hiding and waiting to be discovered.

On your drive up to the Castle you will probably see some of our more brazen inhabitants, like rabbits and squirrels, for others you may have to go looking for them or be still for a while and they may make an appearance.

There are various blackboards dotted around grounds detailing the wildlife spotted around the Castle, try and see if you can see them all.

Pictured above is a fantastic image of a Red Kite taken by Father Ian.

And this is Father Ian with a new friend he made a Great Tit who is a regular visitor to the bird table.

In addition to wild animals, the Castle has a numbers of black cats, the grandchildren of the late, great Old Tom of resident of the Castle grounds for many years.

A recent visit from a mushroom enthusiast unearthed (sorry about the pun)

So we have A “Rooting shank” (Latin name: Oudemansiella radicata) on the left and Agrocybe Rivulsa on the right.

We are happy for you to explore the grounds at your leisure and we would love to hear if you see or find anything we haven't discovered yet. Please don't eat the mushrooms, they are for everyone to enjoy!

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