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Forget the travel chaos and the kids having hope about school closing, enjoy it. Heavy snow has descended on England and Nonsuch didn't miss out, I've seen many of you sledging and having fun and some kids even tried to get me with snowballs whilst out with the camera.
My advice is get some great shots and enjoy yourself, scenic walk or snowball fun Nonsuch is the place this weekend, just come along.
Wrap up warm, socks, scarfs, hats and the rest, but make sure to read the signs put up in the park and obey by them, don't go walking on ice even if its the little pond in the nonsuch gardens. Please don't go to areas of the park such as near ponds alone, we don't want any accidents where no-one can reach you quickly.
Want something to do locally or going for a walk with friends, then why not consider walking the Nonsuch Trail, based within the grounds of Nonsuch and then exploring the old history of the Nonsuch palace as you walk. It's a great trail with markers along the way so you don't get lost. Afterwards visit the Nonsuch Mansion cafe and come visit the Nonsuch Gallery hosting an impressive model of the Palace itself.
For more Information and a map - http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/NonsuchTrail.html
Sustainable, Local, Quality, Good price... all those in one sentence, yes! If you want some local firewood then please contact John Armitage the resident Nonsuch Park coppice worker. He even delivers locally for free, for more information see the poster below. Wood can also be picked up from the wood yard near the Nonsuch Mansion car park.
Tel: 07930 446547
Soggy boots, wet hair, smelly dog... yep its raining again, the level of dew pond have risen quickly and I don't even try and venture up to the large pond, If your lucky and maybe bring some binoculars you can see some winter visitors such as Redwing or Fieldfare one of which I was lucky enough to see whilst taking this photo.
We've all experienced the dreadful rain these last few months, and many of you may have been put off coming into the the park, but rest assured with wellies and a raincoat you can still enjoy some beauty in Nonsuch. As the ponds and overflow channels fill up they create lovely reflections of the trees above. If you have any photos of reflections we'll love to see them. The ones below are from the dew pond near to the middle of the park.
The rain has been heavy and relentless and so no surprise many of the channels which lay dry have refilled and eroded the sides. Therefore the gap between paths have become wider and hardly anyone can cross, therefore a bridge needs to be made so that we can pass over and the water can flow under.
UPDATE APRIL 2014
A replacement bridge near the ditch which feeds the Balancing Pond is planned and the oak to make a new one will soon be milled from the logs currently stacked outside the barn near the Boat Shed. This new bridge is planned to be built in a joint task by John Armitage and the Nonsuch Voles this summer.
The moles seem to be doing well this year, that's good for them but is it for us? Some of you may have noticed the large amount of mole hills appearing on the Nonsuch Mansion lawn and other areas in the park, it's true to say the patches of mud are unsightly but we also have to look at this in a good way, and see the positives of a native British animal as so many foreign species such as the well known case of the grey sq
This blog was put together not ony to bring you great photos but to remind you and inform you of upcoming events in our calendar.
Friends of Nonsuch
Welcome to the blog, from here we reveal our latest news and post reminders for dates to put in the diary. We may also bring you intresting news on developments in the park, as well as any outgoing projects or events