Eastnor Deer Park

Overview
Parkland comprising mainly mature Oaks, good for hole nesting birds, with a stream running through which has created four large ponds.

Directions, parking, access times and other facilities
Map reference: SO 745 378
Sat Nav/Post Code: HR8 1RN (for Eastnor Castle)

Vehicular access: Park opposite castle gates on hard standing, or if gates to the Park
are open, inside the gates.

Access by foot: Almost always open, very occasionally closed for deer management (4/5 days a year only).

Other facilities: Nothing on site, all available nearby in Ledbury.

Maps:
Ordnance Survey Landranger Sheet 150 and Explorer Sheet 190.
OS Map View (1:25,000)

What to see:
Resident Mallard, Moorhen, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Raven, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Finches, Tits, Goldcrest. Occasionally Red Kite.
Winter Redwing, Fieldfare. Occasionally Mute Swan, Cormorant, Mandarin, Greylag Goose
Summer Redstart, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, House Martin, Swallow.
Spring/autumn
Resources:
For details of the Deer Park see https://eastnorcastle.com/visit-eastnor-castle/eastnor-deer-park/.
For a map of the Deer Park see http://eastnorcastle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/9782-Eastnor-Deer-Park-Map-HIRES-.pdf
Nearby sites:
Hollybush; Castlemorton Common; Eastnor Castle lake and grounds when the castle is open (entrance fee payable); Coneygree Wood for Crossbill and Hawfinch. It is possible to walk from the Deer Park to Hollybush, via Eastnor Monument , but this walk is steep – details of the walk can be found at https://showmeengland.co.uk/ledbury/tourism/midsummer-hill-walk-malvern-hills-herefordshire/.