TQ0469 : Footbridge to Penton Hook Island

near to Laleham, Surrey, Great Britain

Footbridge to Penton Hook Island
Footbridge to Penton Hook Island
Penton Hook Island is an island adjacent to Penton Hook Lock, near Laleham, Surrey. At this point the natural course of the river makes a large loop or "hook" round the island, although this is now closed off by the weir. The island is easily reached by crossing from the lock. It was created artificially when Penton Hook Lock was built, although before the lock was built, Thames waters would often flood across the neck of the "hook". The island is uninhabited, wooded and secluded and developed for conservation purposes. There is a backwater dug out to provide a fish refuge when the stream is strong and a fish spawning stream constructed in 1999. The Island has many paths and is therefore interesting for wildlife.
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Friday, 14 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Woodland, Forest  Water resources  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 043 694 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.8524N 0:30.0531W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 043 694
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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