/ The Blue Lagoon is no more (Harpur Hill)

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Frank the Husky - on 11 Jun 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-22843481

It's a shame really as it was useful means of sterilzing the residents of the immediate area, and consequently a great way of reducing the amount of inbreeding going on.
Bulls Crack - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Frank the Husky:

"It was absolutely beautiful..."?

Blimey - easily pleased!
Frank the Husky - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Bulls Crack: The blueness of the "lake" did lend a kind of alpine aura to the crag. I gave up climbing there when someone was killed by a block falling off of a popular route, so that makes it even more Alpine.
Dave Garnett - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Frank the Husky:

The Black Lagoon has a certain frisson too though.

Apparently it looks more gray than black so the bleach may be working already.
teflonpete - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Bulls Crack:
> (In reply to Frank the Husky)
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> "It was absolutely beautiful..."?
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> Blimey - easily pleased!

They'll be banging on about the tranquility of the pond at Lawrencefield next!
gethin_allen on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to teflonpete:
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> They'll be banging on about the tranquility of the pond at Lawrencefield next!
I wonder if anyone has ever taken a fishing net down to the Lawrencefield pond to fish out what must be a pirates treasure of dropped climbing gear?

teflonpete - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to gethin_allen:
> (In reply to teflonpete)
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> I wonder if anyone has ever taken a fishing net down to the Lawrencefield pond to fish out what must be a pirates treasure of dropped climbing gear?


Give it another couple of years and it'll probably be heaped up over the water's surface!
Darren Jackson - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Frank the Husky:

The pool at Lawrencefield is one of only 5 locations in the UK - the others being Brothers Water, Haweswater, Red Tarn and Ullswater in the Lakes - that harbours the schelly (Coregonus stigmaticus); a rare breed of freshwater whitefish. It was thought to have been transferred there by construction workers involved in building the dam at Haweswater.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schelly
Dave Garnett - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Darren Jackson:

You had me going for minute there!
Double Knee Bar - on 11 Jun 2013
That's a shame. It was a nice colour.
I must admit, I had a dip in there a few years ago on my first visit to harpur hill. No signs were in place at all, we'd never heard it was toxic and other people were swimming in there.

Nobody else on here gone in unknowingly?

Darren Jackson - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Dave Garnett:

I've recently taken to posting similar items on the Springwatch forums. My ultimate goal is to have Chris Packham read one out live on air.
dissonance - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Darren Jackson:

> I've recently taken to posting similar items on the Springwatch forums. My ultimate goal is to have Chris Packham read one out live on air.

then you need to start wikisalting and not just rely on laziness.
Darren Jackson - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to dissonance:

My previous attempts at modifying Wikipedia have usually been thwarted fairly quickly... Even my modification of Michaela Strachan's page to include the fact that she was once a Butlins knobbly knees contest winner, as a child, was soon overwritten.
wilkie14c - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:
> That's a shame. It was a nice colour.
> I must admit, I had a dip in there a few years ago on my first visit to harpur hill.

Jesus, you better get your tadpoles checked out bud! I've a bottle of that water in the shed I use for disolving stubbon nuts and bolts....

Bulls Crack - on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:
> That's a shame. It was a nice colour.
> I must admit, I had a dip in there a few years ago on my first visit to harpur hill. No signs were in place at all, we'd never heard it was toxic and other people were swimming in there.
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> Nobody else on here gone in unknowingly?

No, but probably better than the climbing
Timmd on 11 Jun 2013
In reply to Bulls Crack:
> (In reply to Frank the Husky)
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> "It was absolutely beautiful..."?
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> Blimey - easily pleased!

It did look quite other worldly and beautiful, I thought.
Al Evans on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to gethin_allen:
> (In reply to teflonpete)
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> I wonder if anyone has ever taken a fishing net down to the Lawrencefield pond to fish out what must be a pirates treasure of dropped climbing gear?

One summer the pool dried out and we were all frantically searching in the mud for swag, other than a few partially corroded pitons nothing useful was found.
colin struthers - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Darren Jackson:
> (In reply to Frank the Husky)
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> The pool at Lawrencefield is one of only 5 locations in the UK - the others being Brothers Water, Haweswater, Red Tarn and Ullswater in the Lakes - that harbours the schelly (Coregonus stigmaticus); a rare breed of freshwater whitefish. It was thought to have been transferred there by construction workers involved in building the dam at Haweswater.
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schelly

I was up at Lyn Idwal on Saturday and I'm sure I saw some in the water there as well. Do you think they could have established themselves further afield or were they just up from Merseyside for the week-end?
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Darren Jackson - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to colin struthers:

If it was in Llyn Idwal, and originating from Lancashire, then I suspect that you may have observed a Peat Schelly (Guitaricus buzzcockii).

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