Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Heritage Site and Nature Reserve

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The Leats

A leat channel  Boating leats

 

These wetland channels were originally created to provide power for machinery and also to provide a means of safely transporting the gunpowder around the site - in wooden 'Powder Punts'.  You can still see much of the network of Leats today, and can see how they run through some of the major buildings of the original works.  Of course, they now provide a valuable wildlife habitat, see more in the Wildlife section.  

 




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