TL5375 : Reed Fen

taken 7 years ago, near to Barway, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

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Reed Fen
Reed Fen
The Fens, also known as the Fenland, is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. Most of the fens were drained several centuries ago, resulting in a flat, damp, low-lying agricultural region.
A fen is the local name for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type of marsh typical of the area, which has neutral or alkaline water chemistry and relatively large quantities of dissolved minerals, but few other plant nutrients.
Fenland primarily lies around the coast of the Wash; it reaches into four counties: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and a small area of Suffolk, as well as the historic county of Huntingdonshire. In whole it occupies an area of nearly 1,500 sq miles.
Most of the Fenland lies within a few metres of sea level. As with similar areas in the Netherlands, much of the Fenland originally consisted of fresh- or salt-water wetlands, which have been artificially drained and continue to be protected from floods by drainage banks and pumps.

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TL5375, 72 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5375 7531 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.2578N 0:15.3675E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5362 7539
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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