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Nico Ditch, Platt Fields Park, Manchester, UK

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Platt Fields is a large park in south Manchester. The path in the panorama runs parallel to the Nico Ditch - a mysterious ditch dating back to about 900AD - just to the other side of the railings.

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A: Mabfield Road Entrance to Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 100 meters away

Mabfield Road Entrance to Platt Fields Park

B: Playground in Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 110 meters away

Playground in Platt Fields Park

C: Platt Fields Lake, Fallowfield, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 150 meters away

Platt Fields lake was dug by 700 unemployed men in 1908-9. The shallow heart-shaped lake is fed by Go...

Platt Fields Lake, Fallowfield, Manchester UK

D: Autumn in Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 180 meters away

An autumn view of Platt Fields park in Fallowfield, Manchester, United Kingdom. Taken handheld with P...

Autumn in Platt Fields Park

E: Beech Tree

by Karel Hladky, 280 meters away

Beech Tree

F: Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 290 meters away

Autumn in Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, United Kingdom. Taken handheld with Pentax K-7 ...

Platt Fields Park

G: Platt Fields Park, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 330 meters away

The hill in Platt Fields park overlooks the lake. It is really not much of a hill - really a big pile...

Platt Fields Park, Manchester UK

H: Platt Fields Mound

by Karel Hladky, 350 meters away

The hill in Platt Fields park overlooks the lake. It is really not much of a hill - really a big pile...

Platt Fields Mound

I: Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 360 meters away

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Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester UK

J: Platt Fields Hill, Fallowfield, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 360 meters away

The hill in Platt Fields park overlooks the lake. It is really not much of a hill - really a big pile...

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