Kinewell Lake

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Kinewell Lake
TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationRingstead, Northamptonshire
OS grid SP 977 752
Area35.4 hectares
Managed byKinewell Lake Trust

Kinewell Lake is a 35.4 hectare Local Nature Reserve west of Ringstead in Northamptonshire, England. [1] [2] It is owned by Ringstead Parish Council and managed by Kinewell Lake Trust. [3] The site is part of the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest, [4] [5] Ramsar wetland site of international importance, [6] and Special Protection Area under the European Communities Birds Directive. [7]

The lake is a former gravel pit next to the River Nene. [3] Birds include shovellers, great crested grebes and kingfishers. There are also otters, bats and long-horned beetles. [1]

There is a one and a half mile footpath round the lake. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Kinewell Lake". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. "Map of Kinewell Lake". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. 1 2 3 "Kinewell Lake". Ringstead Parish Council. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. "Map of Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  5. "Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  6. "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS): Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  7. "Special Protection Areas under the EC Birds Directive. Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 19 December 2016.

Coordinates: 52°21′58″N0°34′01″W / 52.366°N 0.567°W / 52.366; -0.567