8th pond

Stage 1
Work has started on the 8th pond area, the idea is to make the 2 ponds more visible and attractive as you walk down the fairway. The first step was to clear the line of mainly silver birch that particularly blocked the view of the back pond. The mound short of the area was then lowered to allow a glimpse of the two ponds from the fairway.

Over the next few weeks the whole area will be strimmed down and the debris collected and removed. Any bare soil areas will be overseeded with tall fescue to enhance the natural look of the area. A few of the rushes and reeds along the front edge of the pond will also be removed and the straw bales will be replaced with new ones to help filter and maintain the water quality. Looking forward the area will still be left to grow as naturally as possible inline with the advice received from the National Trust, after-all this area has proven to be a great spot for many different types of flora and fauna and we hope the members and guests get a better view of it.

Dragon Fly

Emperor Dragonfly


Water Lily

2 responses to “8th pond

  1. Good idear, this will improve the visual aspect of the hole.Are there plans to improve the area after the ponds as you walk to the 9th tee, this area looks so unloved with a hugh amount of tree debris the contrast within the same visual area will look worse.

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