Lydiard Outdoors Archive

Nature Watch
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 30th November 2021

Each season at the park brings its own delights. In the winter it may seem as though the park is sleeping but there is still...

Nature in November
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 30th November 2021

Winter may be coming and we may need to dig out our warm coats for a walk in the park, but there is still plenty to see and...

Autumn Adventures in the Park
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 20th September 2021

The peaceful parkland at Lydiard is the perfect place to enjoy autumn, to walk on a misty morning or a windy afternoon, to...

Summer in the Park
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 28th June 2021

It’s high summer and time to enjoy the colours and scents of the season! The long, warm evenings are the perfect time for...

Thirty Days Wild!
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 1st June 2021

There’s no better time to get out and about and enjoy nature than in June when the days are at their longest (the Summer...

Bluebells and Garlic!
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 1st May 2021

If you go down to the woods today – or to wooded parts of Lydiard Park – there are two wild flowers you may well find....

April in the Walled Garden
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 1st April 2021

This month in nature we are indebted to the team who look after the Lydiard Park gardens for allowing us to share the work...

The Otter
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 1st March 2021

The news in the Swindon Advertiser last month that local photographer Emma Sanger-Horwell had sighted and photographed an...

February in the Park
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 1st February 2021

"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size." Gertrude...

Wildlife in January
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 28th January 2021

There is plenty to see when you are out and about in Lydiard Park in the winter. Look out for the early snowdrop shoots...

December’s Natural Richness
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 31st December 2020

December in nature can look empty and dull but out in the park and the countryside, there is still plenty going on. Most...

Gallery: Lydiard Through the Seasons
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 6th November 2020

Enjoy a Photo Gallery of Lydiard Park through the...

Autumn at Lydiard Park
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 29th September 2020

There is so much going on in autumn in nature. The trees put on a stunning display as their leaves turn red and yellow....

The Walled Garden
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 4th September 2020

Following his marriage to wealthy heiress Anne Furnese in 1729, John 2nd Viscount St. John, remodelled the Tudor manor house...

The Big Butterfly Count
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 26th June 2020

This year the Big Butterfly Count will run from Friday 17th July to Sunday 9th August when thousands of people across the UK...

Lydiard Woodland
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 5th June 2020

Calling all runners and walkers - those who dart and dash or meander and mooch around Lydiard Park. How much do you know...

Historic Landscape
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 23rd April 2020

Lydiard Park is listed as Grade II in Historic England’s register of the most important gardens and historic landscapes in...

Spring in the Park
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 2nd April 2020

“Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” From “Daffodils” by William...

Snowdrops
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 22nd January 2020

Each February the display of snowdrops at Lydiard Park is a spectacle that many people travel miles to see. The snowdrops...

Lydiard Park Run
Category: Lydiard Outdoors Articles Published on: 9th January 2020

Lydiard parkrun is an all-inclusive, free, fun timed 5K event every Saturday morning at 9am for anyone of any ability over...