SJ7948 : Bateswood Lake

taken 5 years ago, near to Halmer End, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Bateswood Lake
Bateswood Lake
Bateswood Country Park, north-west of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire and adjacent to the village of Halmer End, is designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). It was developed after the cessation of opencast mining in the 1990s, which left the area as a barren wasteland with poor quality soil. Birch reforestation and the creation of a lake have improved the habitat for wildlife, while a network of footpaths and a bridle path create access to most parts of the site. In 2012 managed fishing by a local angling club was permitted, in an attempt to curb illicit fishing.

The site is managed by Newcastle Borough Council in partnership with Halmer End Wildlife Trust, a group of volunteers.

This site is not to be confused with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's reserve immediately to the south, also called Bateswood (see LinkExternal link.

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SJ7948, 95 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lake 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7934 4870 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.1105N 2:18.5726W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7949 4884
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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