TF1618 : The fens at Tongue End

taken 4 months ago, near to Tongue End, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The fens at Tongue End
The fens at Tongue End
Technically all this fenland south of the River Glen is part of Deeping Fen, a name largely forgotten these days. In the foreground are some of the concrete blocks that bar access to the land, as seen in TF1618 : Concrete block.
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
Tuesday, 22 June, 2021   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 4 July, 2021
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Flat landscapes 
Near (from Tags)
Tongue End 
Season (from Tags)
Summer 
Primary Subject of Photo
Landscape 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1634 1888 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.3010N 0:16.6560W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1634 1892
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Evening Sunlight  Early Summer  Fenland  The Fens 

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