These selection of pictures were taking at Pelaw/Gateshead Quarry Pond Nature Reserve situated on the border of Gateshead and Hebburn about twenty to thirty minutes brisk walk from Hebburn town center, Tyne and Wear.
The pond its self-boosts a selection of fish (Perch, Chub, Roach, Tench, Brown Trout) and is used by the local angling association.
The nature reserve brochure claims the pond, islands, grassland, and woodland provide food shelter and nesting sites to a wealth of animals, plants and insects as well as a home for wildfowl and wetland birds. Mute swans, coot, mallard, and grey heron are some of the wildlife that can be seen all year round and is also the feeding grounds for swallows and swifts.
The pond and surrounding areas were formerly a place of work for Jones Brothers Brickworks first established in 1895 at its peak it boosted the largest manufacturer of high-quality bricks in the North East. Sometime later the site was declared a local nature reserve.