SU1782 : The causeway at Coate Water Country Park, Swindon

taken 15 years ago, 3 km from Badbury, Swindon, Great Britain

The causeway at Coate Water Country Park, Swindon
The causeway at Coate Water Country Park, Swindon
The lake called Coate Water started life as a reservoir supplying water to the Wilts & Berks Canal, which used to run through the centre of Swindon. That use ceased decades ago, but for very many years the lake & surrounding area has been a public park, and is now described as a country park. The lake has been much extended since it was a reservoir. This causeway, over which there is a footpath, divides off the main part of the lake from another smaller part, which is used as a nature reserve. The general public are not admitted to that. Interestingly, the controversial plans for building nearby on Swindon's so-called "front garden", includes provisions for some canal construction, primarily for water drainage, as some of the area is subject to flooding.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 October, 2002   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 February, 2010
Category
Causeway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 177 820 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.1976N 1:44.7201W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 177 819
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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