We ignored the right path as OS maps suggested it led the busy Longwater road, which we did not want to walk along. Then we learnt of the proposed nature reserve and the area it would encompass; namely the land adjoining the right path! Intrigued, we decided to finally get around to exploring this route.
Initially I simply photographed aspects of the site that intrigued me i.e. the gravel extraction machinery. Then it dawned on me that Cemex were clearing and landscaping the site. I decided to keep a photo journal.
It was only after members of the Moor Green Lakes Group expressed interest in the photo journal that I started this blog and to take an even greater interest in the changes to the sites.
A bit of explanation first. The proposed reserve runs for 2.2 miles along the Blackwater river. It has three distinct parts. Fleet Hill Farm to the west of Longwater road. Manor farm running from the east of Longwater road to Moor Green Lakes the existing and first part of the reserve actively managed by the Moor Green Lakes Group and Blackwater Valley Conservation trust on behalf of Cemex.
Here are my first photos. Fairly random as I was more interested in the scenery and machinery.
Yes, I did replace the cumbersome gallery and list of explanations for a slideshow.