Little John Lakes (New Ollerton)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.205179, -1.018087
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity By River Maun, immediately W of Maida Lane
Type Establishment
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record c. 2006
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Little John Lakes, New Ollerton.
At Little John Lakes / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-05-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-13.

'Little John Lakes' is the name of three small artificial fishing lakes by River Maun on the west side of Maida Lane in Ollerton. The lakes are named Robin Hood, Maid Marion and Friar Tuck. Little John Lakes opened in 2006,[1] but it is not clear if all three lakes had been established by that time.

The three lakes are arranged along a NE–SW axis between River Maun and Maida Lane. Based on Google Earth and Maps Street View imagery, Google satellite view imagery, and videos of fishing competitions at the lakes uploaded to Youtube, it is my impression that the first lake to be established was Maid Marion, the northwesternmost of the lakes, then to the southeast Robin Hood, and further southeast Friar Tuck. For statistical purposes this facility has been entered as an 'Establishment', while the individual lakes have been categorized as 'Natural feature', which is paradoxically the best fit given the categories in use at IRHB.





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  1. Anonymous. 'No Shortage of Places to Fish: the Nottingham and Erewash Canals are Alive', Nottingham Post (2012-04-26).
  2. As of 22 May 2018, the article is dated "26 APR 2102". Presumably the year is 2012.