I have been reminded (after a new member got stuck in the mud at New Hall) to resurrect this Mudwatch post:
Extreme caution (5) (unless you own a 4WD vehicle):
Brick Kiln Pond – the car park is churned up. We will forgive you for parking outside the gate under these circumstances.
Little Park 1 & 2 – the track is good but in regular use by farm vehicles. There is now a new key padlock on the white gates. The grass car park can get very slippery.
New Hall – the access track is good but please do not drive beyond the water works entrance as the car park is extremely muddy and you will probably get stuck.
Whitehouse Farm – re-opened 1st Feb – Pages Lane is firm but bumpy. The side track is muddy but the car park is OK if you can get that far. Please do not try and drive beyond the car park.
Beckingham Hall – fine if you park just inside the gate on the right but increasingly iffy the further up the slope you go.
Bog Grove – the track is firm and most of the car park is OK as long as you keep off the grassy bits. Parking for 8 cars max in the winter. Please proceed to your swim with extra caution as the sloping banks are made of clay and very slippery underfoot. We are planning on upgrading the car park soon as this is one of our most popular venues.
Heron Hall – firm track and car park but fairly tight for turning round. The small layby opposite the gate is flooded again.
Little London – the access is firm but uphill, the car park has been resurfaced. Turning round can be a bit tight.
Howells – the track is firm although the car park can get a bit churned up due to regular use.
Railway Pond – parking on the tarmac spur road. Water level high.
Rook Hall 1,2 & 3 – re-opened 1st Feb – solid car park just inside the gate on the right. Please do not drive on the grass. Water levels high.
Slough House Farm – the car park is sound but there is a large puddle just outside the gate. Please do not drive up the side of the car park. The padlock is being changed to a combination to hopefully make it easier to get in and out.
Totham Pit – well established hard standing, no problems here.