My Day In Pictures: Bough Beech Reservoir

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A short drive (or train ride) from London will take you to Bough Beech in the heart of the Kent countryside.  If you ever fancy filling your lungs with truly fresh air, treating your ears to bird and bat song over a hum of crickets on the breeze this is the place to be.

I visited a few months ago to see the marshland awash with frog and toad spawn and on my most recent visit I had to tread carefully as the spawn had hatched and seemed to clamber over every blade of grass I came across, gangly legs and all.

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My Day In Pictures: Stunning Stormont

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Stormont, or the ‘House on the Hill’ as it’s also known in Northern Ireland, is home to our sometimes turbulent NI Assembly – the closest equivalent is Parliament.  Situated on the outskirts of Belfast, in the grounds of Stormont Estate, its position at the top of the hill affords it some stunning views of the city.

The grounds of the Estate are free to visit and open all year round.  A popular spot with runners, walkers and wet noses, it’s a great place to practise some nature photography.

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