107.Stokenham Beesands Strete Slapton Ley 2013-02-24

2013-02-24

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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.