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 ASTON New Off-line Nature Reserve (Section 3c)

Access adjacent to  Aston Bottom Lock.
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1)
  “Friends” of the Montgomery Canal  visit the new nature reserve adjacent to Aston Bottom Lock on 22nd June 2008.
  Seen here are a group of “Friends” by the bottom gate.
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2)
  A new footbridge  constructed over the bye-weir below the bottom lock at Aston to provide access to the new nature reserve.
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3)
  A stone seat has been constructed by the footbridge using spare stones left over from previous restoration work.
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4)
Another view of the footbridge, this time across the adjacent nature reserve overflow.  
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5)
  Looking across part of the nature reserve from the overflow area.
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6)
  A deep drainage ditch travels along the side of the reserve. The bottom lock can be seen in the distance.
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7)
  A closer look toward the bottom lock across the reserve.
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8)
  Nature reserve showing  an island.
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9)
  View across the reserve taken from the same area as scene 6.
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10)
  Further north, this view gives a new perspective  to the reserve.
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11)
  Back at the lock, this photo clearly shows the overflow from the reserve where it enters the bye-weir.
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