|The Swan Rescue Sanctuary was founded by Ken
and Judy Merriman in 1994 having spent several years converting 18 acres of farm land into
the haven for swans that it is today. The main aim of the sanctuary is to treat and
release swans as soon as possible back to the wild, but sometimes swans need long term
We have created 40 ponds &
lakes to cope with all the demands that the swans need. We have recovery ponds, treatment
ponds, orphan cygnet ponds, therapy ponds, family group enclosures, flight practice ponds,
retirement ponds for the old and weak swans and the lakes for the main flock, plus all the
wild swans that come and go all the year around, especially in winter the number can swell
to 500+ swans, also all the other waterfowl that need a safe environment
We treat and care for swans with a variety
of injuries including those that have become entangled with fishing line and hooks, over
head power lines (the biggest hazard to swans) also road traffic accidents and sadly
Most swans are returned to the wild
after treatment but many due to their injuries will need the protection of the Swan Rescue
Sanctuary to live out their lives in the safe environment we have here for them. Here they
can amble around have a swim, socialise with each other in peace and quiet.
We offer a 24 hr rescue service for swans.
Large sanctuary of 40 ponds and lakes.
Hospital and intensive care.
Free advice and help line.
3 fully equipped rescue ambulances