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Newmiller Dam in Orange.

I am very fond of the walks around Newmiller Dam, it's something I have done since moving to Wakefield as a kid. I used to walk the 4 or 5 miles from home with my pals as a teenager to swim in the summer, climb trees in the spring to go nesting and have leaf fights in the autumn. Here I brought girlfriends on a Sunday Morning stroll. It was around the Dam that I protected my children from equally protective Swans and taught them the different species of trees and wild flowers, the varying and numerous creepy crawlies that live just by our feet. Although not too impressed with having to listen to me spouting on about how magnificent the mighty oak is and that it was alive before the first world war, I like to think something will stick and they grow up with an affinity to Mother Nature.