Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rural Relaxation - Mallard Ducks at Ashridge

Mallard Ducks in Clickmere Pond close to the Bridgewater Monument, on the National Trust Ashridge Estate. The pond is a former dew pond - and originally there were a number in the area, probably built for the cattle on the drove roads that crossed the Chiltern Hills.

The Bridgewater Monument about 100 years ago.
In the past, when I still had Franci, I would walk on parts of the Ashridge Estate once or twice a week, often stopping off at the Brownlow Cafe, about 100 yards of the monument. Now that I no longer have a dog I still visit, but now only about once a month, and often take pictures of the pond to record how it changes through the year, and from year to year.
Clickmere Pond in February 2010

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