SU9669 : A sandy path

taken 5 years ago, near to Wentworth, Surrey, Great Britain

A sandy path
A sandy path
The hard, but sandy surface of this path near Virginia Water lake indicates the dry heathland across which it runs.
Virginia Water (lake and park) :: SU9768
The body of water called Virginia Water in Surrey later gave its name to a nearby town. It is an artificial lake, in the south-eastern corner of Windsor Great Park, originally made for William, Duke of Cumberland, in 1748-1752 by Henry Flitcroft.

The original dam broke in 1768 causing a serious flood, and was rebuilt c 250m further east in the 1780s when George III increased the area of the lake to its present size, employing Thomas Sandby who designed and constructed the rockwork cascade at the southern end of the dam, inaugurated in 1797.

The park around the lake, statutorily listed grade I, is open to the public without charge during daylight hours and contains several "sights" such as a totem pole, boathouse, ornamental bridges and Roman ruins. See also Valley Gardens. More history at LinkExternal link and the lsit entry at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 962 692 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.8415N 0:37.0680W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 961 691
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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