SJ8291 : Chorlton Water Park

taken 5 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Chorlton Water Park
Chorlton Water Park
Canada Geese on the shore of the lake 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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SJ8291, 39 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8223 9171 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.3131N 2:16.1316W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8220 9171
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Lake  Water Park  Gravel Pit  Local Nature Reserve  LNR  Canada Geese  Branta Canadensis 

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