2010

NY0030 : View across southeastern end of Siddick Ponds

taken 14 years ago, near to Siddick, Cumbria, England

View across southeastern end of Siddick Ponds
View across southeastern end of Siddick Ponds
Extensive reedbeds in this Local Nature Reserve provide a sanctuary for many species of bird.
This end of the larger pond lies in a fork between two branches of the dismantled Cleator and Workington Junction Railway - for 1914 rail map, see LinkExternal link . The photo (using some zoom) is taken from a cycleway on what was the main line between Workington and Siddick Junction. The embankment on the far side of the water carried a branch line via Seaton to Linefoot - a bridge can be seen on the horizon, slightly right of the pylon.
In pre-industrial times, the locality of Siddick Ponds was probably a naturally swampy depression in the River Derwent delta. Excavation and building of the railway embankments in the mid 19th Century caused it to flood, since when the ponds were left to develop naturally.
Information sources : Reserve leaflet LinkExternal link , Natural England LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .

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Photographer
Rose and Trev Clough   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 30 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 October, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 003 300 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.3228N 3:32.8138W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 001 300
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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