Built in 1838, the Leg o' Mutton Reservoir supplied water until its decommission in 1960. Today, measuring just 800 x 100m (8.2ha), this linear site offers shelter and haven to a wealth of birds and other wildlife.
Spring is a lovely time to explore the reservoir, walking under the trees and listening for bird song.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.
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We will meet at the new gate in Ferry Lane by the Swedish School in Lonsdale Road, Barnes SW13
Photo credit: Andrew Wilson