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Don’t miss out on the ranger walk at Lyme Park, the walk will take place once a month starting this May up until August. For this month, the event is going to be held on the 25th of May 2018. Expected to last around two hours, the walk is scheduled to start at 8:30 AM.
Heading the walk are some of the park’s experienced rangers. These are the people who take care of the estate. They are responsible for the thriving plant and animal population in the area. Given their knowledge about and experience in the park, you can count on them to provide a lot of new and interesting information.
What’s more is that this activity is going to take you to some of the scenic areas in the park. So, you’d be able to discover its secret spots and the park’s impressive beauty during spring. Hence, it is the perfect activity if you want to learn more about the park and at the same time, explore the expansive estate.
Aside from the postcard-worthy vistas, Lyme Park also has a diverse population of wildlife. During spring and summer, the trees surrounding the 1400-acre estate serve as homes for different species of migratory birds. Some of the birds you might see here are blackcaps, pied flycatcher, swallows and garden warbler. There are also resident birds found all year round at Lyme Park such as robins and blue tits.
Due to its dense bird population, Lyme Park is a favourite place of those who wish to listen to dawn choruses. During spring, songbirds stage a concert during sunrise, filling the air with a beautiful symphony. According to experts, these feathery animals engage in this activity to impress potential mates and to defend their territories.
Aside from birds, you are also going to see herds of deer, the most popular animal in the park. Currently, Lyme has two deer species, the red deer and the fallow deer. The red deer is one of the oldest residents of the place. It has been living at the park for over 600 years.
The ranger walk is a free activity but admission charges still apply. Booking is not necessary. The other schedules for the ranger walks are June 20, July 22 and August 14.
The gardens at Lyme Park photo by Bods