A GOOD SPOT FOR A WALK LADYBELT COUN­TRY PARK

GRID­DLER

The Sunday Telegraph - Sunday - - Property -

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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