SK3214 : Reclaimed open cast coal mine

taken 8 years ago, near to Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Reclaimed open cast coal mine
Reclaimed open cast coal mine
Looking west across a large area of reclaimed land, including a new unnamed pond. Bramborough Farm in the distance on the right. This crop of barley is one of the poorset I've seen for a long time. The original shale-based soils here on top of the coal seams were never very fertile, so even with careful replacement of the topsoil, crop yields will be below average. A good reason for converting much of the land to woodland and country park via the National Forest Scheme.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009
Reclaimed land   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 326 145 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.6514N 1:31.0697W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 328 145
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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