TL3299 : Teasels next to Morton's Leam

taken 2 years ago, near to Eldernell, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Teasels next to Morton's Leam
Teasels next to Morton's Leam
Looking along the banks of a drain on the Nene Washes.
The Nene Washes
The Nene Washes is an area of seasonally flooding grassland (washland) lying between River Nene and a bank south of Mortonís Leam (The South Bank) and stretching for 12 miles from Peterborough to Guyhirn. The washes have local village names, Guyhirn Wash, Wisbech St Mary Wash, Whittlesey Wash etc but are collectively known as The Nene Washes. One of the earliest Fenland drains, Mortonís Leam, dug in the late 15th century (before the nearby River Nene was dug) flows in almost a straight line parallel to the current course of the River Nene through the washes. At times of potential flooding along The Nene Valley water is channelled from The River Nene into Mortonís Leam and onto the washes. Water is released from The Washes via a sluice gate, see LinkExternal link near Guyhirn and back into the River Nene at low tide when the threat of flooding the along The Nene Valley has subsided.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Grass 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3210 9931 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.5343N 0:3.1233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 32026 99261
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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