Friday, 27 January 2017

Mallards Pike

Unlike most ponds in the Forest of Dean that were made to supply water wheels that powered the mills and iron forges of the Forests industrial past Mallards was made by the Forestry Commission for community use. The larger, lower pond is used for water sports, the upper pond is left undisturbed for wildlife but both, this weekend, found the ponds completely frozen over.

 But a watery sun and sprinkling of frost made the ramble crisp and pleasant.

Finishing the day with warm tea and warm homemade bread :-p

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