Shows "High Fish Pond" only
Shows upper and lower linked ponds, northerly is named as Brim Bray Pond.
Site Description: 2 Ponds
Site Access: Public footpath, Ripon Rowel, crosses beck between the two lakes
Visibility: Good; after crossing beck and following the path up the rise.
Micro climate: Very sheltered, in low dip of valley, surrounded by low hills.
North boundary: Post and wire fences
Buildings: North Lake, simple bird hides and dilapidated hut
South Lake, timber summer house in S.E. corner
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: North Lake: Gate access from West, stiles over fencing on East.
South Lake: Grass paths surrounding Lake
Water features: Both lakes, dams to North
Other man-made features: North Lake, rough bridge over outlet from lake; wire-fenced enclosures for pheasants.
Natural features: Some native trees, North Lake silver birch, South Lake hawthorn and gorse.
Planting: North Lake: coniferous trees, young staked beech
South Lake: stately coniferous shelter belt to W and SW. Individual small conifers and
General Condition: North Lake: Evidence of recent upkeep
South Lake: excellent; grass trimmed short, manicured
Other comments: On the early map, only one lake is shown, in the 2005 OS map, 2 are shown. There is the suggestion that the upper, South Lake, was made in memory of the wife of the owner. Further research could provide a date for the creation of this lake.
Recorder: MJ/ MHW
"High Fish Pond" recorded on 1856/57 OS map, although it is now noted as 'Brim Bray Pond'.
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