Mar 17 2022

Waterside countdown: 3. Bassetts Mead

Waterside countdown number 3

Welcome to the eighth in my series of pictorial guides. This time I’m showcasing my top ten favourite waterside viewpoints, selected from our ‘Greenspace on your doorstep’ directory.

At number 3 is Bassetts Mead Country Park in Hampshire…

Meandering through Bassetts Mead is the River Whitewater, a fast-flowing chalk stream of shimmering pool-riffles, where Reed Buntings forage along the luscious banks under sun-dappled willow trees.

River Whitewater at Bassetts Meads Country Park, May 2018

For directions, information and more photographs, go to the Bassetts Mead Country Park entry in ‘Greenspace on your doorstep’.

Warden Mike

Picture credits: Reed Bunting: Natural England/Allan Drewitt; View: Guy Mason

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