SD7303 : Blackleach Reservoir

near to Walkden, Salford, Great Britain

Blackleach Reservoir
Blackleach Reservoir
Blackleach Country Park is in what used to be an old industrial area of Walkden, half a mile north of the town centre. Over the last decade or so, the area has been transformed from a derelict site, badly polluted from its former industrial use; in particular, by a chemical factory producing dyes with an adjacent chemical waste heap known locally as 'Stink Bomb Hill' because of the strong sulphurous smell that came off it.

Trees and bushes have now replaced the derelict buildings. Grass and flowers cover what was the toxic waste heap. The rubbish filled reservoir is now a lake with plenty of fish and water birds.

The park was officially designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 2004.

LinkExternal link Salford City Council
LinkExternal link BBC Manchester - Park Life
LinkExternal link Wikipedia
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2012
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7387 0385 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.8391N 2:23.7401W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7384 0386
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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