Eastnor Deer Park
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.
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.|
|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
|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/.|