Mar 05 2022

Waterside countdown: 6. Swan Lake Park

Waterside countdown number 6

Welcome to the fifth 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 6 is Swan Lake Park in Hampshire…

Photograph of a mute swan.

I took this picture at this aptly named park


The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons

The silver swan, who living had no note,
When death approached, unlocked her silent throat;
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
Thus sung her first and last, and sung no more:
Farewell, all joys; Oh death, come close mine eyes;
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.

Photo of ducks and swans on the water in winter

Swan Lake Park, February 2021

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

Warden Mike

Picture credits: Swan in header: Elena Photo; Mute swan: Mike Taylor; View: Gillian Bamford

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