SK2121 : Waterfowl on Branston Water Park

taken 13 years ago, near to Branston, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Waterfowl on Branston Water Park
Waterfowl on Branston Water Park
Branston Water Park is situated between the Trent and Mersey Canal and the A38 road just SW of Burton. The area was first quarried for aggregates during the 1930's. The quarry was then functional up until the 1950's when it started to become too costly to continue pumping out the water, since then the quarry has gradually filled up with a natural supply of water as the water table has gradually risen up to today's present level. In 1989 the council started to make the site into an area suitable for the public to use for recreation. The Water Park has a number of different public users apart from tourists and bird watchers (the park has a naturally growing set of reed beds which are quite rare to Staffordshire). The clubs at present that use the water are the model boat club, fishermen and wind surfers
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 217 210 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.1686N 1:40.7814W
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