arable fen

The arable fen south of Peterborough is the westernmost fenland of East Anglia. Unlike the truly flat fens of other parts of the region, this area is gently undulating as it runs into the higher ground to the west, which typifies much of eastern Northamptonshire and Rutland. My cottage is at sea-level.

The main crops around me are cereals (wheat and barley), sugar beet, oilseed rape, potatoes, peas and onions. The fields are separated by a network of dykes (wet ditches) which drain the land.

The picture above is the view from my garden looking due west towards Northamptonshire.

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