NX3161 : Moorburn

taken 4 years ago, near to Craighlaw Mains, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Moorburn
Moorburn
Burning off the old dead grass and heather on moorland and rough grazing takes place every spring - weather permitting. It encourages new growth, and within 2 or 3 weeks the burnt areas will be noticeably greener and lusher than neighbouring unburnt stretches of moorland.
This was a well conducted and carefully controlled moor burning which was carried out without incident. However there is always a risk of the wind rising or changing direction unexpectedly leading to a fire 'getting away' from its handlers, and springtime can be an extremely busy time of year for the local fire service.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Heath, Scrub  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fire 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3147 6191 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.4008N 4:37.8799W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3189 6190
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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