Dalmadilly Ponds

Dalmadilly Ponds were originally agricultural farmland.  In 1993 work began on quarrying the land for sand and gravel aggregates and when extraction was completed the quarried area was allowed to flood naturally in accordance with the existing water table.  The surrounding land has been restored to form a wildlife area for birds and a recreational area for walking and bird watching.  This has been accomplished by the planting of hundreds of indigenous trees, formation of footpaths around both ponds and finally two substantial bird hides have been erected, one at each pond.

The bird hides are locked but keys can be  collected from Susie Hunt at the adjacent Mill Farm or Mill Farm Studio.  As a courtesy, please contact Susie prior to visiting the hides, to arrange a convenient time to collect the keys, her telephone numbers are Home: 01467 643569, Studio: 01467 642955, email: