SJ8291 : Chorlton Water Park

taken 6 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

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Chorlton Water Park
Chorlton Water Park
An ice cream van doing business at the lake shore at Chorlton Water Park which is on the site of what was once Barlow Hall Farm. Up until the 1950s the farmer flooded the field to increase the fertility of the land. As with the nearby Sale Water Park, gravel was excavated from the site and used in the construction of the M60 motorway in the 1970s. The gravel pit was subsequently flooded; creating the lake that is central to the Park today.

Chorlton Water Park is a Local Nature Reserve.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Business, Retail, Services  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8233 9183 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.3780N 2:16.0417W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8237 9185
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Lake  Ice Cream Van  Trees  Bridleway  Cyclepath  Water Park  Gravel Pit  Local Nature Reserve  LNR 

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