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Pond dipping


The small pond in Dunorlan Park, situated near the playground, is available to groups for educational pond dipping activities.

Book pond dipping

Our Parks team can make a booking for you via email. When booking please include as much information as possible, including:

  • name of school or organisation
  • name of party leader
  • address
  • contact telephone number and email address
  • date of pond dipping session
  • start and finish time of session
  • number of participating adults and children

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More about pond dipping at Dunorlan Park

The dipping pond in is the smaller of the two found in the park. It is fed by the chalybeate spring, which runs across the park. The pond dipping platforms have been installed to allow for the safest method of pond dipping and reduced disturbance. Please only pond dip off the two platforms.

Pond dipping equipment can be borrowed from the park. Equipment sets include nets, trays, sampling pots and water creatures ID sheets – all you need to explore the amazing pond life.

Preparing for pond dipping

Before the activity starts the group leader should prepare a risk assessment. A risk assessment for pond dipping at Dunorlan Park is included in the activity pack that will be provided with each booking.

The RSPB website has an introduction to pond dipping, activity sheets, ID sheets and pond life fun facts.

Find out more

For more information about pond dipping at Dunorlan Park please contact our Parks team: