17 October 2011
From last week’s seafaring tales and beachy adventures we’re continuing our Water theme and are moving onto rivers, lakes, ponds and puddles hoping to discover your favourite places to splash about in!
I grew up just outside the Mendip Hills in Somerset and lived right next to Chew Valley Lake for 18 years of my life before moving to the big smoke to follow my dreams.
Chew Valley Lake is the fifth-largest artificial lake in the UK with an area of 1,200 acres. It was created in the early 1950s and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956 and provides Bristol with most of it’s drinking water.
An important site for wildlife, it has been dedicated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a haven for birdwatchers, fishermen and sailers! Whenever, I go back though (my parents still live there) I have a massive desire to take in those spectacular views across the lake and a number of hides provde the perfect frame to a perfect picture.
They say you get called back to a place and I would certainly agree.
If you’ve got a favourite place to splash, be it river, pond, lake or puddle, we’re looking forward to hearing about them.
Posted by Anna Godsiff, DP Project Assistant
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