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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TL6785 : Alder Fen by N Chadwick
TF6216 : Oilseed rape by N Chadwick
TF1323 : Morton Fen by Bob Harvey
TF0915 : Fingerpost by Bob Harvey
TF2121 : Inscription on the pumping station by Bob Harvey
TL6584 : Burnt Fen by N Chadwick
TF1116 : All around me by Bob Harvey
TL5896 : Flat fenland by N Chadwick
TF6008 : Fenland scenery by N Chadwick
TL6096 : Little West Fen by N Chadwick
TL4862 : Milton Fen by N Chadwick
TL5477 : Eau Fen by N Chadwick
TL5998 : Fenland scenery by N Chadwick
TL5385 : Wood Fen by N Chadwick
TF2419 : New River Drove by Bob Harvey
TF1618 : The Counter Drain by Bob Harvey
TL3697 : Field drain, West Fen by N Chadwick
TL5158 : Little Wilbraham Fen by N Chadwick
TF1839 : The South Forty Foot by Bob Harvey
TL5891 : Black and green, Crouch Moor by N Chadwick
TL5384 : North Fen by N Chadwick
TL5891 : Crouch Moor by N Chadwick
TL5787 : Mow Fen by N Chadwick
TL3697 : Field drain, West Fen by N Chadwick
TF2122 : A dabbling swan by Bob Harvey

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

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