TF1821 : Minor counter drain

taken 6 years ago, near to Guthram Gowt, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Minor counter drain
Minor counter drain
A counter drain is laid parallel to an embanked river to collect water seeping through the embankment. The one called "Counter Drain" between Tongue End and Pode Hole (it is called 'the Delph' by the time it gets to that end) is quite a long way from the river Glen, but it has a similar hydrological function even though the Glen has curved away from it. The really interesting thing is that the Counter Drain (seen in TF1821 : Counter Drain bank) has this minor drain running parallel to it and slightly to the North. It is, in effect, a counter-counter drain.
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

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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Drain 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1808 2127 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.5668N 0:15.0583W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1811 2131
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust  Fenland 

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