WIMBLEBALL LAKE

Reser­voir sur­rounded by broad-leaved wood­land, farm­land and heath­land

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding - SI­MONE STANBROOK-BYRNE

CRE­ATED IN THE 1970s, Wimbleball is a beau­ti­ful and di­verse habi­tat, rich in wildlife. Its cre­ation was not with­out con­tro­versy. Fields, trees and hedgerows dis­ap­peared along with Steart Cot­tage, an at­trac­tive house with arched win­dows and spi­ral stair­case. Its oc­cu­pants had moved away and some of its fea­ture win­dows and flag­stones were re­lo­cated to other build­ings. Its re­mains now lie be­neath the 374 acres of the

Bullfinch FLPA / Alamy

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