Ahead is the lower of two artificial ponds built to
flow of water down Cloisters Brook. In spate the ponds fill, reducing
the risk of flooding downstream. Look for reed mace Typha
Water Mint Mentha aquatica
(see below) which bears attractive
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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here to learn more about the Harrow Nature Conservation Forum including
guided walks and conservation workdays.