Deeping Lakes

With my regular walking places being Ferry Meadows (Nene Park) and Bourne Woods, I sometimes forget I have Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve practically on my doorstep. 180 acres of flooded gravel pits is not easily missed; but it is primarily a nature reserve, and only a narrow part of it is open to the public.

Having said that, it has good parking, and a pleasant walking route along the south bank of the main lake, and then looping back along the River Welland. The walk itself is only about a mile long, but there is plenty to see, with benches and bird hides along the way.

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2 Comments

  1. October 4, 2013

    It looks lovely! Is that “Welland” the same as Weland the Smith?

    • chris
      chris
      October 4, 2013

      Not that I am aware of. According to Wikipedia, it started out, in Old English, as Weolud.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Welland

      It is quite a significant river in these parts (East of England), running through low-lying land (part of it being the Fens – marshes that were drained for agriculture in the 18th century), so frequently bordered on both sides by enbankments.

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