TG2707 : Molehills in marsh meadow

taken 8 years ago, near to Thorpe st Andrew, Norfolk, Great Britain

Molehills in marsh meadow
Molehills in marsh meadow
The circular walk in Whitlingham Marsh passes this meadow before it reaches the River Yare.
Whitlingham Marsh :: TG2708
Whitlingham Marsh adjoins Whitlingham Great Broad > LinkExternal link and Country Park > LinkExternal link in the east. The westernmost section of the marsh can be explored on a circular walk which starts off Whitlingham Lane immediately west of the A47 (southern bypass) road. The path leads down to the River Yare and follows its south bank in north-easterly direction until it reaches the Postwick viaduct > LinkExternal link a short distance east of May Gurney's boatyard > LinkExternal link. By the viaduct the path turns south-easterly. Running underneath the viaduct it emerges onto a track that closely follows the A47, leading back to Whitlingham Lane.

Traditionally marshes were grazed during the summer months and the sedges growing there were cut and harvested, often by boats that travelled along the marsh dikes. The dikes (ditches) are an important habitat for wildlife such as grasshopper, sedge and willow warblers. The water level in the dikes at Whitlingham Marsh are carefully monitored to preserve this unique landscape. The vegetation is cut by a tracked machine every four years in order to maintain the diversity of plants and to prevent trees from turning the marsh into a woodland.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 January, 2010
Category
Meadows   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 275 079 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2958N 1:21.6205E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 275 079
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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