Every Spring and Autumn Ospreys migrate to Africa and back to the UK, stopping off on the way north to refuel. The birds migrate alone, stopping at favourite feeding sites along the way, (sometimes for a week or so). The lakes and river Stour running down to Gasper from Stourhead in Wiltshire provide just such a refuelling stop.
Stourhead is a large estate owned by the National Trust of Britain. It has a large palladian mansion with a world-famous landscape garden. The centrepiece is a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees. The Temple of Apollo is just one of these temples a classical structure overlooking the lake