Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Shear Water

We are very lucky to live quite close to Longleat Forest, which most of you may be familiar with, either by visiting Longleat House or staying at Centre Parcs. But there is more to it than that, and one of the nicest parts is Shear Water. It's a man-made lake, with a dam at one end of the valley, and is now a very popular venue for angling, which you can read about here

While Mum was staying with us I took her there for a walk and a spot of bird watching, which is her favourite activity. The car park cost us 50p (there is an honesty box, so if you were really mean you could park for free!) but the lake itself has free entry. It's possible to walk all the way round, but Mum is 88 now, so it was a bit too far for us to consider. There were several anglers, some horse riders, several walkers and even a few families just enjoying the peace and quiet.

A very enjoyable couple of hours.


Chrissy said...

Looks wonderful. Have been to center parcs a few times there, and longleat, but did not find this place. Maybe a revisit. Your mum looks great. Would never have said she was 88 - certainly does not look it at all.

Patricia said...

Oh it does look lovely and so peaceful. I haven't been to that part of the country for ages, perhaps its about time I did.
Patricia x

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a lovely place to spend a day. Your mom does not look 88.

Eileen said...

This is one of my favourite places. So glad your mum enjoyed her trip there.

Elaine said...

What a lovely place.

Another place to add to the 'places to visit' list :)