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
turned into a lake as part of the Riverside Project.
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
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
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
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).