The pond is at the bottom of Dark Hill by the end of Tanner's Street. To get to it on foot from the town centre, simply walk down West Street. It's a fairly large shallow pond fed by a stream that flows down past the Chart Gunpowder Mills, and feeds the stream that runs down Flood Lane and into the creek. It's fairly silted up, and has a couple of semi-submerged trees growing in it, but the ducks and swans don't seem to mind.
It's a good and relatively safe place to take children to feed the ducks (mainly a mixture of Mallard and domestic escapees) as it's pretty shallow. In winter large flocks of Black-Headed gulls (and sometimes their larger relatives) abound, and there are normally a few Moorhen and Coot to be seen.
It's a popular feeding spot - outside of winter the birds are probably overfed and might not be that interested in bread, but on a cold winter's day they'll be flocking. Do consider bring grain rather than white bread for the health of the birds though!
There's a bench or two to sit on, and views over the nearby allotments. Saved from re-development by local efforts it's a pleasant place to sit for a while.
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