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Past the wishing tree, over the gnarly wall, and into a woodland world where mossy glades, mucky marshes, tree house adventures and a swamp of dazzling green awaits – look out for the crocodile!

Explore a hidden gem of wetland habitat at WWT Castle Espie’s Secret Swamp.

The Secret Swamp is a circular trail through the woodland and wetland beyond the wild wood play area. Offering a natural, active play experience it is also a tranquil setting to stop a while and enjoy the sights and sounds of this secluded habitat. Two routes provide easy access for all as well as a rambler’s route.

  • Start your adventure at the wishing tree
  • Discover the secret trees with magical, mini doors
  • Make merry music on the pixiephone
  • Swing through the trees
  • Whoosh across the zip-wire
  • Tiptoe through the toadstool glade
  • Stomp along the wobbly bridge
  • Adventure across the beams
  • Discover the log den hide out
  • Relax in the curious stumpery where the trees are upside down and downside up

The Secret Swamp is included as part of your admission price.