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Swans at the River Gardens Belper

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Swans at the River Gardens Belper



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Thanks Timmyh, I only have an old digital camera, but it doesn't take a bad picture. We get quite a few different species of wildfowl on the river, and in the warmer months Peregrines nest on the Mill and it's lovely to see them.

3 Dec, 2015

amy
Amy
 

A lovely photo Linda , I think I've been to Belper is there a railway line with a road going through the arches ?

4 Dec, 2015

 

Yes Amy that's the one. There is a large red brick mill on the A6 as you go out of Belper towards Ambergate. The River Gardens is situated behind the mill with the river Derwent running through.

4 Dec, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Lindak it was a very long time ago I think we were going to Leek there was a story of an old man who lived in a cave I can't remember much about it was he claiming to be king of the area ? We didn't see the River gardens I wish we had :o)

4 Dec, 2015

 

I'm sure Timmyh if you typed Peregrines in Belper or Belper mill Peregrines the web would come up with some photos. They have a following of photographers there.
Amy, I think it was Strutt who first got the River Gardens going and the Victorians developed it. We have a bit on our website if you want to have a look.
knight-gkla.co.uk

5 Dec, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thank Linda I'll check it out :o)

6 Dec, 2015

 

A week later it found a mate and they reared young.

8 Dec, 2015



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