A GOOD SPOT FOR A WALK LADYBELT COUNTRY PARK
Not far from Hethel and Ketteringham Hall, the ancestral home of Lotus, is Ladybelt Country Park (postcode NR18 9RT), a little oasis of 21 acres of reclaimed gravel and sand workings that is much loved by local wildlife enthusiasts.
This is not a place for a marathon trek, but a walk, signposted from the car park, of around 45 minutes to an hour at gentle pace offers plenty to see.
There is a heronry and a wild flower meadow, woodland and open grassland, and a splendid crenellated icehouse that served Ketteringham Hall before the invention of the refrigerator.
Birders walking here have noted abundant linnets (the proper collective noun is a “parcel”) and green woodpeckers, wren and skylarks; robins and coal tits will be particularly noticeable at this time of year.
Keen observers of the local fauna have noted that the park is a good spot for bats – pipistrelles can be seen hunting in the early evening, and the icehouse is said to be a hibernation point for Daubenton’s Bats.
Tawny owls can also be spotted (and more easily heard) in Ladybelt Country Park. Dog walkers are welcome, but pets should be kept on the lead in ecologically sensitive areas of the park (marked on the signpost) between March and September.
The Ladybelt car park is located in Hethersett Lane, not far from the A11 Hethersett bypass.
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