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Arcot Pond

Arcot Pond can be found only a short drive from the Big Waters nature reserve and the Plessey Woods country park. There are no bird hides and access is limited, however Arcot is well worth a visit, especially if your in the area. The site consists of an attractive pond, adjacent to Arcot Hall and Golf Course which is close to the A19 and A1. There is no dedicated parking, however visitors can park at the edge of Arcot Lane. There are some paths, which enable visitors to view the pond and explore the nearby grassland and woodland.

The site is popular with wildfowl, which on occasion can include Whooper and Berwick Swans in the winter.

A Grasshopper Warbler
at Arcot Pond
by Alan Jack
in April 2014

During the summer months, a good selection of warblers can be heard and seen such as Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler. Other species to watch out for include Bullfinch, Water Rail and Willow Tit. Rare visitors recorded have included Great White Egret, Purple Heron and Pectoral Sandpiper.