Just off the A358 and away from the chaos of Juggernauts and cars lie two large beautiful lakes.
The lakes at Longham were originally gravel pits. After the extraction of the gravel they there then turned into a standing reservoir ready to back up the existing slocal water supply in case of a major failure or drought.
The smaller of the two lakes is used for fishing while the larger is mainly reserved as a fine habitat for birds. A small island at one end forms a safe zone for nesting birds away from foxes, cats and other marauders. (more…)