Virginia Water Lake, Surrey. Mon 25 Nov
You can see the lake from the pub car park
Late autumn colour
When first dug it was the largest artificial lake in England
The waterfall was built to the designs of Paul and Thomas Sandby and completed around 1789
The small cave just beyond the waterfall and the pool below it, described as "a fit resting-place for the nymph
of the stream in twilight hours" which we climbed into as small boys. On hot days the pool cooled our feet.
The pillars and stones brought to the British Museum from the ruined Roman City of Leptis Magna,Libya in 1816
They were erected in the park in 1826 and moved to this position later after they had been vandalised. Currently under restoration
A splendid large silver beech dominates the lawn here
and fine beeches in the wood
Gnomes can be found in some of the trees
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