Posted: 02/11/2014 at 15:01
Just the job Sbeetle
A slope - or beach - is perfect for wildlife of all sorts to access the pond. Usually you lay gravel of varying sizes on the slope, with a few rocks etc to make it look as natural as possible. Once you get some planting round about the pond as well as in it you create a lovely habitat for all sorts of creatures and birds. Several forum members have ponds of this sort - Dove has created one this year and I'm sure she'll put a few pix on to give you an idea.
Mine is a tiny one - also just finished - and has shelves for marginals, a gravel slope and a planted area beside it with evergreens for cover , and you could scale it up to any size you wanted. The deepest section is about 2 feet