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Groby Pool 5/5

Research into the Lake sediments has confirmed that Groby (pronounced Grooby) Pool is of relatively recent origin. It may have resulted from the damming of Slate Brook in the 12th/13th century by the monks from Leicester abbey. One theory is that it dates back to Roman times perhaps a clay pit for Roman pottery?

 

Hanson allows access to the roadside banks, adjacent to the Newtown Linford/Groby Road. Previous owners of the Pool House, Groby Pool and the surrounding grounds have retained the secluded nature of the area by allowing only limited access.

Groby Pool 5/5

Research into the Lake sediments has confirmed that Groby (pronounced Grooby) Pool is of relatively recent origin. It may have resulted from the damming of Slate Brook in the 12th/13th century by the monks from Leicester abbey. One theory is that it dates back to Roman times perhaps a clay pit for Roman pottery?

 

Hanson allows access to the roadside banks, adjacent to the Newtown Linford/Groby Road. Previous owners of the Pool House, Groby Pool and the surrounding grounds have retained the secluded nature of the area by allowing only limited access.

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Dec 2011, 00:43
A place like this is all the better for limited access...so long as you are one of the lucky ones with a permit to enter.
Brian Walbey: I guess when I was working for Hanson I could have got into the private areas but never thought about it at the time.
Beautiful Brian - this one is greeting card good!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Dec 2011, 06:43
Limited access is better than none at all, so grab it while you can, right? I love that you find these places, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I guess when I was working for Hanson I could have got into the private areas but never thought about it at the time. This is not far from us, or Richard.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Dec 2011, 07:26
Excellent
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Dec 2011, 08:35
Perfect positionong Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
Looks like pretty clear water, Brian!
Brian Walbey: There is nothing flowing in the lake to make it dirty Tom, and it is also a hard rock area which doesn't have much in the way of silt.
I have enjoyed this series a lot
Brian Walbey: I'm pleased to hear that Chantal.
This is so nice Brian. A great image.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Frances.
Nice capture Brian, very scenic!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Fred.
A great place for wildfowl and the elegant swans.
Brian Walbey: I guess there will be even more now winter is with us John, I will have to go and look.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Dec 2011, 11:19
I think limited access is a good thing to keep it as natural as possible, the swan looks so graceful looking at her reflection smile
Brian Walbey: I guess when I was working for Hanson I could have got into the private areas but never thought about it at the time. Thanks for your comment Linda.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2011, 12:42
Every swan is beauty while swimming in the water -and the lovely reflections in the pond are worth its beauty!
Brian Walbey: I couldn't agree more Philine, thanks.
A lovely tranquil scene Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, it was that sort of afternoon.
Thats an interesting reflection of the swan on the textured water.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are nice ripples.
Lovely texture in the water Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I was a bit lucky all round that afternoon Bill. BTW this is another place only about 10 minutes from your visit to Beacon Hill.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Dec 2011, 19:21
Most attractive, Brian. The swan is perfect and facing just the right way. Dd you use Topaz Adjust on this?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. Yes a touch of Topaz, I do that with most of my images just to lift the colours a bit.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Dec 2011, 20:15
More lovely muted colours, which I like so much, brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Lisl.
Wow! I love his picture...
The composition and the treatment of the colours are wonderful.
Un saludo.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Eduardo.
Magic Brian... the swan is most beautiful and the reflections of light on the water is exceptional... i like your Groby Pool and you have done it a great justice....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Peter for all your lovely comments on this series.
  • noel
  • france
  • 3 Dec 2011, 08:58
nice capture of this moment with the swan
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Noel.

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