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chowen

  1 month ago

I decided to go for a second walk before it became to hot to move, and to try to get an appetite for breakfast.

I went for a walk along a route that when I first moved to the area twenty years ago was through farmland. Now it is all housing, and trading estates, quite a change. Other than the farmhouse, the lake in the picture is about the only feature of the old farm that was left they were going to drain it, and fill it in to build on, but a wildlife survey found a colony of great crested newts. These amphibians are protected, so the developer had to leave the colony alone. The lake was fenced off at one time but the people moving into the new housing complained, and the fence was removed, there has not been a single water related incident at the lake. There were already people fishing when I walked past, and later there will be a lot of families around the lake enjoying the sun.

Do you have any open water near where you live ?
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rogerdix

  1 month ago
Yes, a lot of open water near me. Reply
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PoohBah

  1 month ago
Some reservoirs built to serve Bradford and Leeds are not too far away; other then that it's the River Nidd. I'm really glad that the pond in the picture was saved from the developer's greed. Not a broken bedstead or single left-hand lace-less leather boot in sight! Reply
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Chris563

  1 month ago
Yes we have the river just at the bottom of our street Reply
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Minnie1956

  1 month ago
Do we have any water? I live in an area that is known as 'the Shropshire Lake District', or sometimes 'the Other Lake District'. There are nine meres and five 'mosses' (former peat bogs, now fully excavated and left as wetlands). The Shropshire Union Canal runs through the area too. The meres were originally formed by the melting of the last glaciers with the deeper basins becoming the meres the shallower ones filling up with plant matter to form the mosses. Reply
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Cuss

  1 month ago
I have Weymouth bay and about a fifteen minute walk away the harbour and backwater into which the river Wey flows. Reply
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survay12

  1 month ago
'Fraid not Chris. Great shame. Reply
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bickler1

  1 month ago
Only father Thames and a couple of Duck Ponds. Reply
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