Exploring the Delights of Burton Mill Pond in West Sussex

Exploring the Delights of Burton Mill Pond in West Sussex

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Julia Hartley and I are taking an enthusiastic stroll around the picturesque Burton Mill Pond, a holding pond for the once productive mill of the same name in the Burton Park Estate.

Passing from the old lodge house, we find evidence of its former glory in a delightful avenue of ancient and colossal sweet chestnut trees.

The pond is just south of Petworth and close to the village of Duncton. It is also part of Burton Park Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated nationally important for its wetland habitats, rare plants, birdlife, and invertebrate populations. Chingford Pond is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI).

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7 thoughts on “Exploring the Delights of Burton Mill Pond in West Sussex”

  1. I will have a stab at the pine cones and say with reasonable certainty. At 9:46 Richard is holding a Norway spruce cone and Julia a Douglas fir cone Then the hard one could be a black pine. Then a Scott's pine followed up with a Western hemlock. My sisters mother in law lives at Burton park. Small world.

  2. Great video the iron gate is very Faceingating I hay to agree it is amazing what you find in the countryside well done you too

  3. Very good Burton Mill Pond, Richard, marvelous trees. We enjoy seeing English country scenery. Been very hot here in Cambridge 27c. Robert.

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