Priory Country park is made up of lakes, rivers, streams and meadows, which are maintained to provide a mosaic of habitats.
The wildlife seems to appreciate this approach as there are over 900 species recorded in the park.
Water plays a big role in the park as you are never far from
it. The variety of different water bodies mean that many species can find a home.
The meadows are home to completely different species. Their edges are managed to provide a height and age structure for the transition to the plantations. These edges make a good place to go looking for butterflies and birds.