Another walk around the Lakeside path

 

October 2018                                                      

NANTWICH Lake is very popular with visitors to the town as well as locals. Formerly an "area liable to flooding" (according to old maps of the town), is was turned into a lake as part of the Riverside Project.

   The lake is small enough to stroll all round in a reasonably short time and still fit in a snack at one of the two picnic tables, or sitting on the banks. There is a car park to one

 

side of the lake, the entrance to which is off the junction of Shrewbridge Road and Park Road.

    The lake is part of the Riverside Loop, a three-

mile walk around the town. The route includes the riverside area and a section along the Shropshire Union Canal to Welsh Row Head. For more details of that see this page.

    The images on this page were taken by local photographer, Mike Pointon, who hasn't let a sight

 

problem hold him back. That's why I decided to use his images on this page.

    That, and the fact that he is my nephew . . !  I'm sorry, but due to the amount of space available  on a personal website like "A Dabber's Nantwich"  I cannot make further pages available to the many other photographers in the town.

    More images by Mike can be found on Flickr. Search for his page by entering his name.    

IMAGES BY MIKE POINTON                                                                                               TEXT BY JOHN BROUGH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nantwich Lake looking towards the lake car park and the town from one of two picnic tables on the walk. It was a little too cold to stop for a bite on this day.

   For the record, that balding old codger is me providing a little human interest for the image.

 

Across the river from the lake is a farm from which these two young bulls are taking an interest in something in the water.  It is a dog who liked nothing more than chasing a stick that had been thrown for her.

    She had retrieved a small branch from the river and broken it up to a more manageable-sized stick before the fun began.

    Of course, the thing to do after numerous dips into the water is to have a good shake (below) even if it does mess your ears up, and especially if there is a human within range.

 

 

Flocks of birds can often be seen flying in a V formation to combat wind resistance. These ducks opted for a (near) W formation as they swam across the serpentine (as in snake-shaped) pool that used to be the main course of the River Weaver before the

lake was created.

Their mission? There are people over there, and that often means that they will have something for the ducks to eat. (Bread not advised, by the way).  

 

 

 

The railway line that passes through Nantwich Station skirts the Lake area in two branches.

   This goods train and a passenger train cross the river on their way in from stations south of the Weaver. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A blue plastic container that had been discarded in the lake provided a way of getting around for this gull. The slight breeze was enough to keep it on the move. Well, that's better than flying.

   Above is a cottage across Shrewbridge Road from the lake 

 

 

 

 

The path around the lake passes through a "tunnel" formed by the way the trees have grown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  Over the road from the lake a tree puts on an autumnal display.

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