Monday, 11 April 2011

Weekend Visit

A weekend visit to old haunts saw me in the lovely Chilterns on Saturday and on Sunday a meet up at Dinton Pastures with members of Photo4Me website.

The view from Cobstone Hill overlooking the village of Turville Near Henley on Thames the home of The Vicar of Dibley and many films.

Dinton Pastures Country Park

Wokingham District Council Countryside Service is based at Dinton Pastures Country Park in the Loddon Valley and is committed to promoting the awareness and enjoyment of the countryside and the improvment of its nature conservation value.

The 350 acres of Dinton Pastures is a mosaic of rivers, meadows, lakes, and wooded areas which once formed part of the Great Forest of Windsor. More recently gravel extraction, which took place between 1965 and 1979 for building the M4, has created a series of lakes and islands of importance to local wildlife while the adjacent Lavell's Lake is a designated a Local Nature Reserve. Numerous paths and self-guided trails enable the visitor to explore this exciting area for wildfowl, birds, wildflowers and dragonflies. Otters too are being encouraged to return with the help of artificial holts and suitable habitat.

Loddon Lilly

P4Me Group

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