The little pool under Bryer Court used to be home to about a hundred Ghost Carp. Unfortunately, the water is so shallow, and the fish got so big, that their fins and backs were often out of the water and they got sunburn. They had to be moved into the big lake and then they were moved with all the other fish in 2004 when the main lake was serviced.
The Bryer ‘lake’ is full of bulrushes. Moor hens and their young can nest there in complete safety because, although the water is only a few inches deep, the foxes can’t get at them – they won’t go into water.
(The Bryer Court lake is currently a victim of the major repairs to the surface of Beech Garden, but hopefully will be restored soon.)