Beesands on a chilly winters day 2013-02-24
A north east wind close to freezing made this a bracing day.
Beesands boats on the shore
Boats drawn up clear of the sea at Beesands
Slapton Ley and the long gravel bank
A view looking north of the long gravel bank, and of Slapton Ley
Slapton gravel bank and the south Devon coastline
A view from the coast path
Walking beside Slapton Ley 2013-02-24
A good path runs clear of the road with good views of the water
Slapton Ley with its fringe of reeds 2013-02-24
Slapton Ley is a haven for wildlife with extensive reed beds
Walking group beside Slapton Ley 2013-02-24
Newton Abbot Ramblers walking along the coast path
Reed beds and water birds Slapton Ley 2013-02-24
Coots, Moorhen and ducks fill the pools among the reed beds.
Coots in the reeds Slapton Ley 2013-02-24
These smaller pools are favourites of the wildlife
A coot, possibly starting to build a nest Slapton Ley 2013-02-24
A coot in amongst the reeds.
Slapton Ley . A view from the bridge over the channel that joins the two lakes
A path runs along the side of the ley from this corner of the lake - a small display of pictures of wildlife and a shelter are also here.
Tussock grass grows well in the wet conditions.
Up stream from Slapton Ley
Tussock grass in a wetland area
Tussock grass likes themild and wet conditions here.