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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TL5895 : A misty day, Hilgay Fen by N Chadwick
TL5789 : Fenland by N Chadwick
TL5892 : Fenlands by N Chadwick
TF1722 : Panorama at Willow Tree Fen by Bob Harvey
TL3697 : West Fen by N Chadwick
TL5272 : Stretham Mere by N Chadwick
TL5258 : Fulbourn Fen by N Chadwick
TL5272 : Stretham Mere by N Chadwick
TL3597 : Below sea level by N Chadwick
TL3697 : West Fen by N Chadwick
TL6094 : Black soil by N Chadwick
TL6484 : Below sea level by N Chadwick
TL5896 : Fenland by N Chadwick
TL5896 : Hilgay Fen by N Chadwick
TL5285 : Fenland scenery by N Chadwick
TL5682 : Waterden Fen by N Chadwick
TF1722 : Meadowland by Bob Harvey
TL5882 : Padnal Fen by N Chadwick
TL4593 : Black fen soil by N Chadwick
TL6083 : Sonrose Farm by N Chadwick
TF6113 : Fenland scenery by N Chadwick
TL5272 : Stretham Mere by N Chadwick
TL5476 : Flat fenland farmland by N Chadwick
TL5368 : Drainage ditch, Swaffham Prior Fen by N Chadwick
TL5067 : North Fen by N Chadwick

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

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