TQ3772 : Pond, Riverview Walk

taken 6 years ago, near to Catford, Lewisham, Great Britain

Pond, Riverview Walk
Pond, Riverview Walk
Riverview Walk is a park around the diverted River Pool, was intended to mitigate the loss of nature conservation interest on an old gas works site. The river was originally going to be in a natural-looking channel, and the park was to be landscaped, with nature conservation a primary aim.
For a variety of reasons, these good intentions were not fully realised. Engineering concerns led to the river being placed in a concrete channel, albeit one with built-in planters for marginal vegetation to grow in. Most of the landscaping of the park is extremely disappointing from a nature conservation viewpoint, with large areas of short-mown grass and ornamental shrubberies containing very few native species.
About 300 metres south of the limit of the linear park at Catford Hill, the River Ravensbourne emerges from beneath the railway to the east, and the Pool passes over a small weir and beneath a footbridge to meet it.
The combined rivers continue (as the Ravensbourne) through a strip of woodland of willows and sycamore, with a dense growth of nettles below. The path continues through the woodland and emerges into rather more formal parkland just before Catford Road.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3702 7226 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.9669N 0:1.8162W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3705 7226
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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