Photographic Survey

A photographic survey of the reserve is being created to maintain a record of how the various areas are progressing. Photographs will be taken on 5 occasions each year: March, mid-May, late June, early August and late September.

Funding has recently been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund (please see below) to enable aerial photos to be taken of the reserve, which will be used to create a clickable image-map to launch the various albums; for now, please click the View number (left-hand column) to launch the associated photo album.

View number

Dominant feature

View direction

1

 The Paddock

Paddock NNE

2

Big Meadow S Centre on Alder tree at Alder pond

Big Meadow SSW

3

Loxams' Pond

Big Meadow WSW

4

School Pond

Over pond NNW

5

Hay Meadow to Cromwell Rd

Hay meadow E

6

Hay Meadow to Big Meadow

Hay meadow SW

7

Cromwell Pond

Hay meadow NE

8

Carr House Meadow

Carr Hse Meadow NE

9

Big Meadow, south end

Big Field, South end WSW

View number

Dominant feature

View direction

10

Lower Sowerholme West

Lower Sowerholme SW

11

Lower Sowerhome East

Lower Sowerhome - SE up hill across field

12

Upper Sowerhome

Upper Sowerholme
Over hedge - NE

13

Lower Sowerholme West

Lower Sowerholme SW

14

Bee hive corner of Flora field

Floristically enhanced grass margin to Bee hives

15

Flora Ponds

SW

16

Centre Beetle Bank

W along beetle bank

17

Flora field North

Flora field N

18

Flora field North West

Flora field NW

19

Pony Wood North end

Pony Wood E

20

Pony Wood South East

NW

View number

Dominant feature

View direction

21

Campfire circle

NE

22

New (2014) Pony wood planting

N to new planting of Pony Wood

23

Wild flower margin - Arable field

N to wild flower margin

24

West field North end

NW over West field

25

Natural England sowing margin to Arable Field

Arable field margin E

26

Scrape in West Field

W

27

Lower Sowerholme

E over Lower Sowerholme

28

Big Meadow South

E across Big Meadow

29

Alder Pond

Alder Pond

30

Orchard main path

SSW main path towards PADS

31

Old sycamore & bench by main path

NNE main path towards Sunnyside Lane

32

Orchard towards Sunnyside Lane end

NNE

33

Looking North to picnic area

N

34

Picnic area looking south to orchard

SSW

Part of this project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund focusing on 'Sharing Our Heritage'. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to organise public lectures, take aerial photos, and are creating noticeboards and maps to publicise the fascinating history of our local area.