Stanmore Country Park Nature Trail

Post 1: Ahead is the lower of two artificial ponds built to balance the flow of water down Cloisters Brook. In spate the ponds fill, reducing the risk of flooding downstream. Look for reed mace Typha latifolia and Water Mint Mentha aquatica (see below) which bears attractive pink flowers in late summer. Crush a leaf in your fingers and sniff – this is a real mint! Follow the boardwalk to post 2.

Image: Comma on water mint by Dave Watson.

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