Ice Age Ponds

Ice Age Ponds Project

Our Ice Age Ponds Project begins in earnest this year with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Project aims to save the area’s unique glacial ponds. These incredible heritage ponds were created around 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age, when woolly mammoths were still roaming the area. Remarkably many of these ponds still exist today!  

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This exciting new project is being delivered by a partnership of local conservation organisations: 

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This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Thank you to players of the National Lottery for making this project possible!

walking through woodland

Walks and Tours

Download driving, cycling and walking trails to take you through Herefordshire's Ice Age landscapes to explore many of the ponds.

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Pond with vegetation and wildflowers

Lawn Pool (c) Will Watson

In the news...

Restoring Herefordshire's Ice Age Ponds - as featured in The Guardian!

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