SP9712 : A Round Woodland Pond at Ashridge

taken 9 years ago, near to Aldbury, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

A Round Woodland Pond at Ashridge
A Round Woodland Pond at Ashridge
This pond, which is clearly artificial, provides water for woodland animals
Dew Ponds in the Chilterns :: SP9713
The Chiltern Hills are formed from chalk and tend to have a flat top, so natural surface water is rare. To provide water for grazing animals a series of round shallow ponds were created. Some still hold water while others have dried out, but may still have a damp bottom. Often all that can be seen is a characteristic circular depression in what is now woodland.
Wikipedia provides a fuller description of dew ponds and some useful links. LinkExternal link
The Ashridge National Trust Estate :: SP9713
The Ashridge Estate covers a wide area of the Chiltern Hills on the Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire border, which provides open access to large woods and open grassland. There are many footpaths and bridleways - including part of the Ridgeway – and wonderful opportunities to observe wild life – including deer.
The Estate Office, Visitor Centre and Café are close to the Bridgewater Monument on Moneybury Hill, above the village of Aldbury.
The NT Ashridge web site: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 March, 2009
Category
Pond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 972 126 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.2264N 0:35.4498W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 972 126
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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