The NPP are so pleased to be able to share Ambler Gambler pond, because it belongs to one of our fantastic volunteers who works with great enthusiasm and expertise both during the UCL pond restoration weeks and during UCL Crucian Carp trips. This fantastic human is Graham Gamble and he has self-funded his own pond restoration this year, so that he and his faithful dog, Jess, can monitor the progress.

Prior to restoration the pond was very overgrown (75-100% shaded) with ash, willows and brambles. There was a large build up of organic sediment and therefore it had become seasonally dry. The restoration took place on October 1st 2020, with Graham again getting stuck in working with Dominic the digger driver to undertake the work, and Andy tidying up some wood later on.

Post restoration – March 2020