TF1722 : Meadowland

taken 3 years ago, near to Guthram Gowt, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Meadowland
Meadowland
Although flooded in the winter, at this time of year the nature reserve is dry, and used for grazing cattle and growing hay in the traditional manner
Willow Tree Fen :: TF1721
Using land purchased in 2009 the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is seeking to recreate the original undrained wetland of the fens.

The reserve lies to the south of the River Glen, and is crossed along that boundary by the Macmillan way national trail. It is nearly continuous with the Pinchbeck Slipe and Baston Fen reserves, making a continual natural habitat from the A15 to Pinchbeck Bar. The Souther Edge is the pair of drains that form the Counter Drain, and the western end is marked by the old railway bridge that once took the Bourne to Spalding railway across that drain.

There is a small car park at the entrance, but it is possible to drive right through the reserve to the banks of the River Glen, where there is disabled parking and access to a proper visitor centre. Be warned that Counter Drain Road (the method of access to the southern side) is one of the bumpiest in the whole of Lincolnshire.

The official web site is at LinkExternal link and there is another at LinkExternal link
The Fens
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 175 222 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.1185N 0:15.5255W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 174 223
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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