TF1217 : Bridge into the nature reserve

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

Bridge into the nature reserve
Bridge into the nature reserve
This bridge, over a typical field drain, is the way into the Thurlby Slipe 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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TF1217, 22 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 128 170 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.3312N 0:19.7605W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 128 170
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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The Fens  Fenland  Nature Reserve  Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust 

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