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Alternative Names: Grebe lake

Type of Dive:  Two large lakes that was once a brickworks. The 1900 site was chosen because of its proximity to the railway junction where the Great Central crossed the LNWR from Oxford to Cambridge. The brickworks became part of the London Brick Company empire in the late 1920's. The material extracted for brick making was Oxford Clay (aka Flettons), a common material in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. A very common fossil that can be seen in large numbers at the site is 'Gryphea Arcuata' or Devils ToeNail.

Clay Pit No.2 lake is an out-of-bounds nature reserve, and the other (Clay Pit No.3) is available for water activites - yay! Access must be sought from Stowe BSAC, who dive the site on Monday evening (summer only), Thursday evening, and Saturday morning. Stowe is a family friendly diving club in North Bucks:

Suggested Experience:  Ocean diver or above

Travel directions:  Steeple Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2GJ

Parking directions:  Small car park opposite Greatmoor Sailing Club.

Lat & Long:   51.920380, -1.010555  Google    Postcode MK18 2GJ

Depth:  6-20m

Site entry/exit:   There is a flat surfaced path leading to the shore and pier


Underwater directions:  There are a few training platforms, abandoned houses, a small boat, a tunnel and a few other areas of interest. Most of the main events are connected with cave line to follow about.

Air & Nitrox: None

Site Hazards:  

Nearest Public phone: None

Mobile Network service: Good for most networks

Accommodation: Nothing near here.

Other comments: There is access to toilets, within a spacious club house, and changing rooms. The site also has a number of paths that allow you to explore the woodland and glades that surround the lake and perhaps spot some of the wildlife that is sharing the site. 

Pub: None

Cafe: None

Version: 1

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Links: None

Created by:  Steve Delaney

Date: 5/5/24

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