Wildlife in the Abbey Grounds

With the grounds closed, it is even quieter here than usual.

We have set up some wildlife cameras and are beginning to capture some remarkable sights especially near the river. With the cameras fairly easily camouflaged, we have been able to see creatures too shy to appear when people are around.

The river Stiffkey runs through the Abbey Grounds, and is a small chalk stream. In the early 19th century the river was enlarged into a serpentine lake. We put one camera at the downstream end of the lake, in front of the Packhorse Bridge.