SITE 293 OLDERSHAWS

OS REF:SK59251342

THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO THIS SITE WHICH CAN BE SEEN FROM THE TOWPATH BY THE RIVER SOAR

Oldershaws with Pond 40. April 2007

Pond 40 in Site 293 Oldershaws. April 2007

Pond 40 in Oldershaws Site 293

Date: 7th April 2007

Observers: Marion Vincent

Location: Field to the rear of Farnham Bridge Farm created as a fishing pond.

OS Ref: SK59251342

Map Title: Site 293

Owners: Farnham Bridge Farm

It was sheer luck that I gained access to take the photographs of the pond on private land to the rear of the farmhouse, as visitors are not welcome in this area unless you are an angler. A wedding had just taken place on a houseboat on the River Soar and the reception was being held in a marquee by the farmhouse so I was able to step into the site to photograph the pond, which is Pond 40 Farnham Bridge Farm Pond.

This pond was dug within the past 10 years for angling. It is surrounded by young trees and attractive to wildlife. There is a path from the houseboats to the farm and this is used by the boat owners to get access to their moorings.

OLDERSHAWS IN 2013

This area has matured nicely since 2007 with the trees filling out and the banks having more vegetation. This should now be attractive to more wildlife

From the towpath by the River Soar looking to the large pond. May 2013

From the towpath looking into the large pond. May 2013

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