AN area that was marked on an 1897 map
of Nantwich as "Liable to floods" has become a
pleasant area in recent years. It was created as Nantwich Lake in
1975 - clearly an obvious use for the area.
The lake is at the
southern end of the Nantwich Riverside Project which enhanced areas
along the River Weaver. With the advent of
Cheshire East Council in 2009, the project was phased out for
financial reasons, but a new body called
Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC has stepped in to fill the gap.
One of the last jobs
carried out by the Project was to create a footpath all round the
lake. At one point, the path runs between the lake and the River
Weaver as it flows south past the lake. Several picnic tables were
put up along the path.
This page was first added
to the website in 2008, one of those years with a poor summer,
weatherwise. Pictures from that time were cloudy and grey. These
lakeside pictures were taken in a sunnier June 2010.