SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons)

taken 1 year ago, near to Grassmoor, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons)
Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons)
This south-westerly facing photograph was taken inside an area of land referred to as the Grassmoor Lagoons. It was taken when a group from the 'Friends of Grassmoor Country Park' were invited to examine the remediation work carried out thus far. I was fortunate enough to be invited along by a member of the group.

The photograph was taken from a track that leads down from the main gate toward a section of developing marsh land. The view is across an area of landscaping that has been seeded with grasses and other plants native to this area of North East Derbyshire.

The gulley running from the middle distance across to the near right hand side of the photograph contains wicker structures designed to hold back the flow of water during heavy rain.

For another view of the gulley and wicker work, click here:- SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons).

When the coking plant closed in 1993 Derbyshire County Council inherited the site and in 2010 work began to clear the contaminated land LinkExternal link . Although at the time of writing (March 2018) the landscaping has been completed it is anticipated that the area will not be available for public use until some time between 2019 and 2022 because of continuing problems relating to the contamination. These include contaminated surface areas and issues that are producing contaminated water.

For a photograph taken near the main entrance to the Grassmoor Lagoons site and looking toward this viewpoint, click here SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons).
For a photograph showing the developing marsh, click here:- SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons).

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Note that although the remediation work to remove the lagoons was completed in 2015 the OS map still showed them in situ in March 2018.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Grassland  Waste, Waste management 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4079 6781 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.3481N 1:23.4456W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4089 6791
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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