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Gidmans Ledge
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This point overlooking the Barkhamsted Reservoir is called Gidman's Ledge and is on private property owned by the MDC. I sought special permission to access this area.

The Reservior occupies an area once know as the Barkhamsted Hollow The causway in the center was built to access the island. The island in the distance is known as Hart or Heart Island. I'm not sure if it is named for the family that once and still does occupy this area or for the heart shaped pond in the center of the island as viewable in Google Earth.

Copyright: Richard English
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Uploaded: 14/03/2011
Actualizat: 07/05/2014
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Tags: nature; reservoir; lookout; view
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