Birch vale Ponds, Sett Valley Trail, Birch Vale, High Peak SK22 1DW
Usually in March Frogs and newts are coming back to the ponds around New Mills.
Newts spend most of the year on land, hiding under stones and the like during the day, and coming out at night hunting worms, beetles etc. They only come to ponds during the spring and early summer to breed, where the females lay their eggs, individually wrapped in water plants, in the water.
There are three sorts of newt in the UK. The ones in this pond are palmate newts.