The pond area also supports a number of rare specie of wild mammals. On walking around you will see the signs of Water Voles. These are different from the common rat. Firstly they are protected! They dig their holes under the water line on the banks and they hairy tales unlike the hairless tail of a rat!

Mr Ratty in Tales of the Riverbank was, in fact, a Vole.

At dusk you can see at least 4 species of Bat from the tiny Pipistrelle to the Lester’s Bat.

Not in the pond but in the adjacent River Braid, we also have a playful pair of Otter.

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    • Find out about the history of the Little Acorn Wood.
    • Learn about the regeneration of the Waterfowl Ponds.
    • Explore the Bug Trail.

    Monday          9am - Dusk
    Tuesday         9am - Dusk
    Wednesday    9am - Dusk
    Thursday        9am - Dusk
    Friday             9am - Dusk
    Saturday         9am - Dusk
    Sunday           9am - Dusk

    From M2 follow signs to Ballymena. At Seven Towers Roundabout, follow M2 to sign for Ecos Centre. Turn right off slip road following sign to Broughshane. Turn left at the mini roundabout in Broughshane and park in the car park on Knowhead Road.