Bumper crop of new fawns at Leeds estate

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Visitors to Lotherton Hall are set to fawn over some seriously cute new arrivals to its grounds.

The Leeds country estate is celebrating after welcoming a number of beautiful newborn fawns to its ranks, with the new arrivals are already more than happy to skip around with their parents and siblings close to the deer hide.

Viewing from the deer hide has become an even better experience for visitors following the introduction of a special trail walk.

And enhancement work undertaken this spring by the volunteer team has seen a range of improvements including the introduction of a bird feeding station.

The deer park walk is also set to provide winter food for the deer for the first time with staff taking advantage of the recent superb weather to harvest a crop of hay from this land.

Leeds City Council’s executive board member for communities Councillor Debra Coupar said: “The estate at Lotherton Hall is absolutely stunning, and we are extremely proud of our special trail walk which provides visitors with the opportunity to view our wonderful deer hide who have just welcomed a number of cute fawns to their numbers.

“I would also like to offer a big thank you to our volunteering team at Lotherton Hall, who have done a tremendous job making the experience for visitors to the estate even better than before.”

The arrivals come as the YEP gets set to launch its Shape Up Your Summer series tomorrow with a series of articles in which we run down how you can spend the holiday season around the city.