I have driven past the park, possibly hundreds of times, in the past without realising just how big it is and what is hiding amongst the trees. The park sits in a valley. From the garden of the house you can see the trees in the park and the houses on the opposite side of the valley in the distance. The roofs of the hoses below face the park and the reservoir although the view of the water may well be obscured by the mature vegetation that surrounds it.
|Standing outside the back door looking over the park|
|Click on the picture above to enlarge|
|Catchment pond 2 - no fish!|
This end of the park looks rather run down. Railings are bent and rusty and the surroundings are unkempt. but work is going on. The trees and shrubs around the in-flow have been cut down recently and there is evidence that something is going on.
|Looking back towards the nature reserve, catchment pond 2 is on the right, Buckshole Reservoir is to the left|
|Buckshole Reservoir looking south, from the path over the inlet, towards the dam|
|One of the dodgy looking pegs on the steep bank|
|The flat platform to allow disabled access is good and sturdy|
|The pegs on the opposite side of the reservoir are substantial and in good order... Caught anything? No.|
|Sue surveys a vacant peg - Looks fairly good to me|
|A lone carper was there for the duration. Nice and secluded well away from the dog walkers|
|The information board for Harmers Pond - click on the image to enlarge|
|This is the outflow end of the pond - no fishing from the road|
|Another shot looking down the pond towards the road|
|A view across the pond. The hard standing is actually the path between the pegs|