5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bradgate Park

The pools and waterfalls in the park are a filtration system for Cropson Reservoir

The River Lin that runs through Bradgate park features pools and waterfalls. Have you ever wondered why there is man made waterfalls in a natural country park? The falls and pools was an intentional design when Cropston Reservoir was built. These “filters” are used to remove any silt from the river before entering the reservoir.

Bradgate Pools – Image is owned by Leicester Chronicle. All rights reserved.
Bradgate Waterfall – Image is owned by Leicester Chronicle. All rights reserved.

By Isaac Hartshorn

Isaac Hartshorn is fascinated by the city's long and varied history. He also hates to discuss himself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.

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  1. Very interesting I have visited the park all through my life time and never knew these five things

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