NX3161 : Moorburn

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

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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 moorburning 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 it's 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)
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Heath, Scrub  Moorland 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3135 6159 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.2261N 4:37.9808W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3185 6193
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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