NX3063 : Moorburn

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Craighlaw Mains, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Moorburn
Moorburn
Burning off last year's old dead grass and heather on moorland is an age-old practice which encourages new growth in the spring. Unfortunately, the spread of forestry in the past 40 years has made it too dangerous to burn in many areas as fires can easily 'get away' and spread to neighbouring plantations. The result is that in many areas, moorland becomes choked with thick rank vegetation which restricts the new growth and makes the land very difficult to cross on foot.
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NX3063, 22 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Category
Moorland > Moorland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 301 635 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:56.2295N 4:39.2081W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 301 637
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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