Dew Ponds in the Chilterns :: Shared Description

The Chiltern Hills are formed from chalk and tend to have a flat top, so natural surface water is rare. To provide water for grazing animals a series of round shallow ponds were created. Some still hold water while others have dried out, but may still have a damp bottom. Often all that can be seen is a characteristic circular depression in what is now woodland.
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by Chris Reynolds
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SP9712 : A Round Woodland Pond at Ashridge by Chris Reynolds
SP9713 : The Duckweed covered pond at the end of March by Chris Reynolds
SP9713 : Another view of the Pond in early September by Chris Reynolds
SP9713 : Woodland Pond near the Monument by Chris Reynolds

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Created: Mon, 16 Nov 2009, Updated: Mon, 16 Nov 2009

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