Collaborative Landforms Gallery

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This gallery is being built collaboratively, images from Britain and Ireland have been provided to illustrate various landforms extracted from a list of Wikipedia Articles with category LandformsExternal link. Contents shown are for this page; there is a full list on first pageExternal link

Washes

Washes or Washlands are areas of land deliberately flooded in order to control river levels that might otherwise cause problems elsewhere. A typical example is Cowbit Wash which was regularly flooded to protect Spalding.

Ouse Washes
The Ouse WashesExternal link in the Fens of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk is an area of seasonally flooding wet grassland (washland) lying between the Old and New Bedford Rivers. These are derived from the River Ouse, a major tributary of East Anglia's Wash. They were cut in the 17th century (and earlier) by the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden as part of the programme to drain the fens of floodwater for agriculture. In 1630, King Charles I granted a drainage charter to the 4th Earl of Bedford who engaged the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyden to construct the two Bedford rivers. The purpose of the new rivers was to facilitate drainage of the Great Ouse between Earith and Downham Market. The area between the rivers is 20 miles (32 km) long and almost a mile wide and acts as washland, i.e. a floodplain during the winter and, increasingly, also in summer. There is today an important RSPB reserveExternal link on part of the Washes.
TL4584 : Summer flooding - The Ouse Washes near Mepal by Richard Humphrey TL4685 : Rickwood Hide and Old Bedford River by Bob Jones TL4584 : Track and Counter Drain - The Ouse Washes by Richard Humphrey TL4482 : River and dike become one - The Ouse Washes at Mepal by Richard Humphrey TL4482 : The Ouse Washes by Bob Jones TL4583 : Swans on The Old Bedford River - The Ouse Washes near Mepal by Richard Humphrey
TL4381 : The Hundred Foot Washes by Martin Addison TL4583 : Colourful river bank - The Ouse Washes near Mepal by Richard Humphrey TL5293 : Flooded and frozen - The Ouse Washes near Welney by Richard Humphrey TL4177 : Winter flooding on The Ouse Washes by Richard Humphrey TL4381 : Shades of blue - The Ouse Washes at Mepal by Richard Humphrey TL4279 : Willow - The Ouse Washes at Sutton Gault by Richard Humphrey TL4279 : Deep water on the road - The Ouse washes at Sutton Gault by Richard Humphrey TL4075 : Cold and grey - The Ouse Washes near Earith by Richard Humphrey TL4380 : One man and his dog - The Ouse Washes at Sutton Gault by Richard Humphrey TL4381 : View from a bridge - The Ouse Washes at Mepal by Richard Humphrey TL5393 : Swans on The River Delph - The Ouse Washes at Welney by Richard Humphrey TL4076 : Flood gate ? - The Ouse Washes near Earith by Richard Humphrey

Nene Washes
The Nene WashesExternal link run from Peterborough to Rings End near Guyhirn. They are an area of seasonally flooding wet grassland (washland) lying between a bank of the River Nene and another bank south of Mortonís Leam and stretching for 12 miles from Peterborough across the Cambridgeshire fens. The washes have local names, Guyhirn Wash, Whittlesey Wash, High Wash, Eldernell Wash etc but are collectively known as The Nene Washes. One of the earliest Fenland drains, Mortonís Leam, dug in the late 15th century flows in almost a straight line parallel to the current course of the River Nene through the washes. At times of potential flooding along The Nene Valley water is channelled from The River Nene into Mortonís Leam and onto the washes. Water is released from The Washes via a sluice gate near Guyhirn and back into the River Nene at low tide when the threat of flooding the surrounding fenland has subsided. Several hundred acres are now owned/managed by The RSPB RSPB reserveExternal link. Possibly the best known area is Whittlesey Wash which is crossed by B1040 Whittlesey to Thorney road.
TF3601 : Looking over Wisbech St Mary Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard HumphreyTL2799 : River Nene and Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL2799 : The Wash near Whittlesey by Marathon TL2798 : Making a splash on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL2798 : Flood and willow on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL2899 : Whittlesey Wash by Ian Simons TF3300 : A ramp down the bank - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3701 : Waves, Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3500 : Spring flooding at March Farmers bridge - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL3099 : Evening sunlight on Morton's Leam - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL2798 : On the edge of the floods on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3802 : One man and his dog - Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by The Humphrey family archive TF3501 : Thin ice, Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3500 : Bridge near Poplar House Farm - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3902 : The lost Leam - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3801 : The "second" bridge on Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3801 : Bridge under construction - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3902 : Reinforcing the south bank at Rings End - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3902 : The Nene Way on the south bank - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3902 : Floating debris on the flood water - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3902 : Flowing the wrong way - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3902 : After the spring flooding on Guyhirn Wash by Richard Humphrey TL2197 : The sand train crossing the Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL3099 : Lord's Holt near Eldernell - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3300 : A ramp down the bank - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL2798 : Fence and flood water on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3400 : Electricity poles in deep flood water - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL2698 : Swans between the river and Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TL2799 : Charolais Cattle on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3701 : Well flooded, Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3701 : A flood gate? Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3601 : Looking over Wisbech St Mary Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3601 : A few thousand tons of aggregate - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3601 : Distant gates - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3401 : Receding flood water, Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3401 : Large valve, Guyhirn Wash - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey TF3300 : Taking off - The Nene Washes by Richard Humphrey
Welland Washes
Dating back at least to the creation of the New River by the Abbots of Crowland in the 11th century, the Welland Washes include the Crowland High Wash, the Crowland Fodder Lots and Cowbit Wash. The New River marks the southern extent, and the Welland the North. They are both embanked above the fenland. The Welland Washes have not been often flooded in recent years, since the building of the Coronation Channel provided another way of protecting Spalding. The Geograph collection does not contain any images of the Welland Washes under water, but this Pathe NewsreelExternal link and the Cowbit village web siteExternal link preserve older images, and there are many others Like thisExternal link.
TF2311 : Welland Bank near Crowland Fodder Lots by Ajay Tegala TF2515 : New River by JThomas TF2616 : Cowbit Barrier Bank by Ian Simons TF2313 : Bend on the River Welland by Michael Trolove TF2515 : Pedestrian Bridge near Four Mile Bar by Michael Trolove TF2414 : Entrance to the washland near Cloot House, Crowland by Richard Humphrey TF2514 : Track to a pumping station on the River Welland by Richard Humphrey TF2515 : Dusty work - Combine harvester on Cowbit Wash by Richard Humphrey TF2616 : Three big bales near Cowbit by Richard Humphrey TF2310 : Eastern approach to Crowland over Crowland Wash by Richard Humphrey TF2312 : A tree, a sheep and a gate by Richard Humphrey

River Trent Washland
The Trent Valley WashlandExternal link are a scattered series of floodlands through Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Exrensive modern flood defences have reduced the incidence of flooding, and much of the valley has been mined for gravel, the pits themselves now filled with water.
SK8174 : Trent flood 1999 by Richard Croft SK5637 : Trent Flood Defences by Peter Whatley SK5133 : Wet grassland habitat, Attenborough Nature Reserve by David Hawgood SK4631 : Wetland near the River Trent. by Jonathan Clitheroe

Other washes
Washlands are to be found around The River UckExternal link at Isfield in Sussex, at Woodhouse WashesExternal link in Yorkshire, and elsewhere in England. New Washlands are being created on the Sussex Ouse and in other areas under European directives on habitat diversity.

River Rother, Eastbridge in Suffolk, Over, Castleford in Yorkshire, Adwick Upon Dearne
SK3966 : Avenue Washlands - River Rother at bursting point by Alan Heardman TM4566 : Flooded Marshes at Eastbridge by Adrian S Pye TL3670 : Washland near Over by Des Blenkinsopp SE4126 : Winter floods, Whitwood Mere by David Pickersgill SE4602 : Autumn 2012 and another new lake at Adwick Washlands by Steve  Fareham

Waterfall

A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river. Waterfalls also occur where meltwaterExternal link drops over the edge of a tabular icebergExternal link or ice shelfExternal link.
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SD8691 : Hardraw Force in spate by Karl and Ali SH7657 : Rhaeadr Ewynnol (Swallow Falls) by David Dixon SH6670 : Rhaeadr-fawr by Philip Halling SN7543 : Waterfalls on Nant Rhaeadr by Nigel Davies SJ0729 : Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall by Roger May SN8217 : Sgwd Ddu Falls by Alan Richards SH7861 : The Grey Mare's Tail waterfalls in the Conwy valley from above by Jeremy Bolwell SN7773 : Rhaeadr Peiran by Nigel Brown SH6947 : Y Rhaeadr Dirgel/The Secret Waterfall by Eric Jones SX1651 : Lansallos: waterfall onto the beach by Brian TR1435 : The Cascades in Brockhill Country Park by David Anstiss V8639 : Waterfall near Ahakista by Pam Brophy B8515 : Waterfall on Scardan Burn Tor Townland by A McCarron HP5600 : Transitory waterfall, Belmont by Mike Pennington NY8128 : Cauldron Snout by Andrew Curtis NY8828 : High Force by Andrew Curtis NT9220 : Harthope Linn below Hedgehope Hill by Andrew Curtis SS2223 : Upper waterfall, Speke's Mill Mouth by Derek Harper SS2224 : Waterfall below St. Catherineís Tor by Derek Harper NZ8202 : Thomason Foss by Derek Harper NS8841 : Falls of Clyde by Derek Harper

Waterhole

Waterhole is a depressionExternal link in the ground in which water can collect.
Wikipedia pageExternal link

SE8186 : Dewpond at West Farm, above Pickering by Oliver Dixon SJ1252 : Dewpond? by Eirian Evans ST1890 : Dewpond near Pen-heol-machen by Graham Horn TQ5301 : Winchester's Pond, Lullington Heath, above Litlington, East Sussex by Kevin Gordon SO1242 : On Trewern Hill by Graham Horn L8946 : Bunch grass meadow with pond north of the N59 road by C Michael Hogan HU4015 : Loch near Dalsetter Broch by Derek Mayes NH2801 : Dried-out duck pond by James Allan SU3302 : Cattle at Round Pond by E Gammie TV5198 : Old and New, Cuckmere River by Simon Carey SK1354 : Dewpond above Milldale by Derek Harper ST9530 : Pond, Lady Down by Derek Harper SU9485 : Pond, Whitespark Wood by Derek Harper SX8376 : Pond on Chudleigh Knighton Heath by Derek Harper SD5174 : Holmer Tarn - gone! by Karl and Ali SD5174 : Holmer Tarn - what's left of it by Karl and Ali SD5174 : Holmer Tarn much reduced by Karl and Ali SD5174 : Holmer Tarn by Karl and Ali SN7415 : Pwll-y-Merched , Upper Amman Valley by Hywel Williams SH7125 : Pwll yn y goedwig.  Pool in the forest. by Gerallt Pennant SH6926 : Pwll.  Pool. by Gerallt Pennant SS8974 : Pwll y Mer / The Pool, St Brides Major by Jeremy Bolwell




This gallery was built by: Alan FryerExternal link, Andrew CurtisExternal link, Anne BurgessExternal link, Barry HunterExternal link, Bob HarveyExternal link, David HawgoodExternal link, Derek HarperExternal link, E GammieExternal link, Evelyn SimakExternal link, Karl and AliExternal link, Pauline EcclesExternal link, Penny MayesExternal link, Richard HumphreyExternal link, Richard WebbExternal link, Richard WestExternal link, Robin StottExternal link, Roger JonesExternal link, Rudi WinterExternal link and Stephen RichardsExternal link



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