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Woodhall Lake , Public Park Woodhall Lake , Public Park
Bradford Bradford
West Yorkshire, UK West Yorkshire, UK

Woodhall Lake , Public Park Woodhall Lake , Public Park
Bradford Bradford
West Yorkshire, UK West Yorkshire, UK

Woodhall Lake: This lake is open to the public, and is just on the Leeds side of the town boundaries, but is owned by Bradford City Council. It is however managed by Leeds City Council. The lake is surrounded by a narrowish band of very mature trees, some are ancient and hundreds of years old. Although entitled 'lake', this body of water is really a very large pond.

Wooded areas around the lake are ninety five percent deciduous and comprise of Oak, Elm, Beech, Willow, Alder, Horse and Sweet Chestnut, Lime, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Elder and many other species.

The Lake itself is artificial, and was dug out by the orders of the Lord of the Manor more than a century ago. Remains of the Manor can still be found in the undergrowth on the far side of the lake. Not many species of ducks on the lake, mainly Mallard, Coots and Moorhens. This lake has some good size Common and Mirror Carp, and has a few reular anglers that fish here.

Here I have encountered many species of moths, some of which I had never seen before. Although the edges around the lake are quite shaded, it is home to many Speckled Wood, and a few Purple Hairstreaks.

Woodhall Lake , Public Park Woodhall Lake , Public Park Woodhall Lake , Public Park Woodhall Lake , Public Park
Bradford Bradford Bradford Bradford
West Yorkshire, UK West Yorkshire, UK West Yorkshire, UK West Yorkshire, UK

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