SJ8924 : M6

taken 4 years ago, near to Doxey, Staffordshire, Great Britain

M6
M6
M6 Motorway
The M6 motorway runs from junction 19 of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange, near Rugby to the Gretna junction (J45). Here it becomes the A74(M) which continues to Glasgow.
The M6 is the longest motorway in the United Kingdom (232 miles) and one of the busiest. It incorporates the first length of motorway opened in the UK (the Preston bypass in 1958) and forms part of a motorway "Backbone of Britain", running north-south between London and Glasgow via the industrial North of England. It is also part of the east-west route between the Midlands and the east coast ports.
Doxey Marshes :: SJ9024
Doxey Marshes is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wet grassland habitat and its breeding wading birds and wildfowl. It is particularly noted for its populations of breeding snipe. The habitat is one of the most threatened nationally, along with related wildlife such as snipe, lapwing, little ringed plover, otter and water shrew.
Doxey Marshes lies within the floodplain of the River Sow and periodically it breaches its banks and subjects the marshes to flooding. Wading birds love the shallow pools and muddy edges this flooding leaves behind as a source of food. In the autumn and spring during the migration period, Doxey can attract all kinds of rare birds.
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SJ8924, 29 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Grassland  Roads, Road transport  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8990 2490 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.2922N 2:9.0791W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8973 2490
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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