TQ0749 : Dew pond by the North Downs Way

taken 10 years ago, near to Shere, Surrey, Great Britain

Dew pond by the North Downs Way
Dew pond by the North Downs Way
A Dew pond is an artificial pond usually sited on the top of a hill, intended for watering livestock. Dew ponds are used in areas where a natural supply of surface water may not be readily available.

They are usually shallow, saucer-shaped and lined with puddled clay, chalk or marl on an insulating straw layer over a bottom layer of chalk or lime.

Despite the name, their primary source of water is believed to be rainfall rather than dew or mist.

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TQ0749, 55 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0714 4935 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.9972N 0:28.0085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0715 4937
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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