Plumpton Rocks opens to the public
July 29, 2016
Once a subject of JMW Turner’s paintings, Plumpton Rocks was open to the public for 200 years but was added to the Heritage at Risk register in 2012 due to silting and self-seeding. The picturesque Grade II* 18th century pleasure ground will once again open for the public to enjoy, further to de-silting and dam repair works led by Donald Insall Associates. The de-silting works have now reinstated the lake’s original size, and opened up the 18th Century vistas made famous by Turner’s paintings. Further to an opening on Thursday 28th July funded by the Country Houses Foundation, Historic England and Natural England, the the site will officially open to the public tomorrow, Saturday 30th July.