1 Walk all the way around the lake checking the small areas of reed and the wet woodlands.
2 Several well marked footpaths go up through the woods above the eastern lake shore. A full range of woodland birds may be seen including Wood Warbler, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and Marsh Tit and even the occasional Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Hawfinch.
3 The woods open out near the top with scattered bushes where Tree Pipit, Whitethroat and Garden Warbler may be found. There are views over the lake and town with Buzzard and Red Kite present. Goshawk and Honey Buzzard have been seen.
4 There are also extensive woodlands to the west of the lake and café surrounding a large green. These should be covered as they also have a typical breeding bird community and are often the best for Wood Warbler.