SJ7948 : Bateswood Country Park

taken 8 months ago, near to Halmer End, Staffordshire, Great Britain

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Bateswood Country Park
Bateswood Country Park
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Woodland, Forest 
Place (from Tags)
Halmer End 
Primary Subject of Photo
Country Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7977 4885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.1924N 2:18.1884W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7983 4874
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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