Enjoy the natural beauty of Bewl Water
Bewl Water is home to a huge variety of wildlife and has some very special animals living in and around its spectacular lake and beautiful woodlands.
In the sky, on the water and in the trees are over two hundred species of birds. Watch the woods and fields for Goldcrests, Long Tailed Tits, Wagtails, Skylarks and Lapwings. Look out for Kingfishers, Herons and the elegant Great Crested Grebe along the water’s edge and in the Summer marvel at the Swallows skimming the water’s surface. Keep your eyes peeled and you might be lucky enough to spot a migrating Osprey on its way to more northerly waters.
It’s not just about the birds – along with the fish in the lake, the banks and margins are home to all sorts of mini-beasts, frogs, newts, dragonflies and voles - you could even catch sight of a mink!
And don’t forget the plant life: The ancient, semi-natural woodland is made up of English favourites like Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Birch, Hornbeam, Alder and Hazel with ground flora over most of the site that includes species such as Bluebell, Wood Anemone and Yellow Archangel.