2012

NZ2163 : Ponds, Benwell Nature Park

taken 12 years ago, near to Dunston, Gateshead, England

Ponds, Benwell Nature Park
Ponds, Benwell Nature Park
As there is no natural spring to provide a continuous supply of water, all the water for the ponds comes from rainfall collected and channelled from the park building above, and filtered through a settling pond and reed bed.
Benwell Nature Park

Benwell Nature Park is a 5-acre (20,000 m2) Local Nature Reserve in the heart of Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. Many natural habitats have been established including a pond and marsh, meadows and hedgerows, woodlands and stone outcrops. A picnic area near the pond and a herb garden close to the Park Building have also been created.

The park came into being in 1982 after the demolition of two streets, Joan and Helen Street, and half of Atkinson Road. All that remains visible of these streets now is a length of cobbled back lane at the south-west corner of the park.

Its creation has been largely due to involvement of the local community, volunteers and the city’s schoolchildren. The park has won many awards and accolades over the years including the Green Flag Award, and from Northumbria in Bloom.

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NZ2163, 45 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 23 March, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 24 March, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2172 6375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0743N 1:39.7362W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2170 6375
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