Restoring and managing Kirkharle: a perpective from owner John Anderson
Whilst the lake and associated planting and paths installed in 2010 are proving a great success and are visited by a great number of people each year, in true Brown tradition, the landscape requires further ‘tweaking’ in order to increase its authenticity and strengthen Kirkharle’s links with Brown. Plans under consideration for further improvements include a ‘cascade’ which could be constructed between the two lakes, thus creating one larger body of water. Additionally, both ends of the lake could be extended to give a more authentic look and some of the lake edges could be ‘shuttered’ in order to create a cleaner visual edge. It is our hope that these works will be undertaken this year (2015) or in 2016.