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8 February 2022

Clanna Ponds


We have started clearing vegetation around one of the ponds at Clanna Woods. It is a huge undertaking, but it was a great start to letting more light into the pond in a effort to increase its wildlife value.

The cut wood is being piled into habitat piles so that wildlife can shelter and feed among the logs. Cone brook runs into the ponds and was dammed at several places to make the large fishpond in the mid 19th century by the owners of a mansion called Clanna which stood north-east of the brook

The team having a break!

The large pond is known locally as the Eel Pond and although it still supports smooth newts, frogs, teal and mallards etc, it has become very shaded by the surrounding trees, laurel and rhododendron.