TF1217 : View from the footpath

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Northorpe, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

View from the footpath
View from the footpath
A panorama looking over Thurlby Fen from the Slipe. The hedgerow on the left and right are the boundary of the nature reserve
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
Sunday, 5 November, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 5 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Panorama  Field 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 127 170 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.3819N 0:19.9097W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 127 169
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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