The Fens :: Shared Description

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.
by N Chadwick
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TF1114 : The track to Thetford Farm by Bob Harvey
TL5376 : Eau Fen by N Chadwick
TL5376 : Hall Fen by N Chadwick
TL5997 : Line of trees by N Chadwick
TL5892 : Hill Farm by N Chadwick
TL5272 : Stretham Mere by N Chadwick
TF1217 : View from the footpath by Bob Harvey
TL5258 : Fulbourn Fen by N Chadwick
TF1122 : Wheat on Bourne North Fen by Bob Harvey
TF1217 : Bridge into the nature reserve by Bob Harvey
TF1722 : Visitor's centre by Bob Harvey
TF1114 : Pigs by Bob Harvey
TF1217 : Field near Thurlby Slipe by Bob Harvey
TL4494 : Horse Moor by N Chadwick
TL5168 : North Fen by N Chadwick
TL5464 : Fenland farmland by N Chadwick
TF0913 : Field entrance by Bob Harvey
TF5800 : Denver Fen by N Chadwick
TL5785 : Flat fenland by N Chadwick
TF6112 : Fenlands farmland by N Chadwick
TF1839 : Pylon on Little Hale Fen by Bob Harvey
TL5899 : Farm buildings, Denver Fen by N Chadwick
TL5169 : Ditch, North Fen by N Chadwick
TF1839 : The South Forty Foot Drain by Bob Harvey
TF2020 : Former crewyard by Bob Harvey

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Created: Fri, 12 Dec 2014, Updated: Wed, 8 Nov 2017

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