Category Archives: Fen Landscape

Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Saturday 6th August – sundown on the stillest of evenings, swallows twittering in migration restlessness, the harvest done.

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Fen Landscape – Rampton

Walk along Cow Lane, Rampton, 23rd July 2022

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Cottenham Lode and Great North Fen, 15th July 2022, in a prolonged dry period.

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Silver steps

I’ve walked past this pole in Broad Lane, Cottenham, many times, but never before noticed the silver stairway to heaven. Are the steps new, or is this just a happy accident of timing as the sun began to set in … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape

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Fen Landscape Revisited

Roy Hammans made reference to photographic trips exploring the fens in his comments on my post of 8th May. Here are two pictures from 1979: my view of silver birches at Holm Fen; and Roy’s photograph of me (I was … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham Lode 2

Spring reeds and cow parsley along Cottenham Lode, May 2022.

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham Lode

Cotteham Lode with spring reeds and cow parsley from Rampton end, Amy 2022.

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Fen Landscape – Rampton

Two photographs from a walk at Rampton in 23rd May 2022.

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Roads

Wednesday to Thursday: the twists and ups and downs of the roads around Cheltenham.  Saturday: winding through Grantchester, Barton, Comberton, Toft, Bourne and Longstowe (to see bluebells and oxlips in Hayley Woods).  Sunday: back on the familiar fen straights.

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Fen Landscape – Quy Fen

Quy Fen, Friday 18th March – first chiffchaff, Phyllaoscopus collybita, of spring.

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Fen Landscape – Broad Lane, Cottenham

Four photographs along Broad Lane, Cottenham, on a late afternoon walk, 29th January 2022.

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Fen Landscape – Rampton

Cow Lane, Rampton, Sunday 19th December, shortly after photographing the sheep posted on the 20th.

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Fen Landscape – Cottenham

Sheep have been grazing on land east of the Cottenham Race Course for several months. No grass here – they seem now to be surviving on some kind of break or cover crop. (And no seasonal shepherds watching the flock.) … Continue reading

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Fen Landscape – Swavesey

With the walking group at Swavesey, Wednesday 1st December 2021.  Parked in Market Street and headed NW out of the village, across the Guided Busway and along the bank between the Lagoon and Swavesey Lake.  Strong cold wind from the … Continue reading

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