TG2002 : High Common - private road on Swardeston Common

taken 18 days ago, near to Swardeston, Norfolk, Great Britain

High Common - private road on Swardeston Common
High Common - private road on Swardeston Common
Up until about 40 years ago the common was grazed by cattle. When the cattle were removed, the scrub was free to grow to maturity, forming the thick areas of scrub and nowadays the South Norfolk Council and the Norwich Fringe Project cut back the scrub to stop it from encroaching onto the grassland. The grass is cut each year. The grassland contains large numbers of grass species, including sheepís sorrel (Rumex acetosella); common bent (Agrostis capillaries); common twayblade (Listera ovata), bee orchid (Ophrys apifera) and southern marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa). The Common is privately owned, but managed by Swardeston Common Steering group.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2019 0287 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.7421N 1:14.9053E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2016 0283
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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