Straw bales higher than house on Dairy Drove
The Five Hundred A featureless fen near Manea. If you look very hard you can see a wind farm in the distance.
Wall of straw bales at Little Mare Fen
Stacked vegetable crates at West Wood Farm Probably for potatoes, which are the dominant crop around here
Parked plough beside the B1093
Harvesting on New Ghant Farm
Harvester on New Pools Farm. Probably for sugar beet, or maybe potatoes. (Maybe an Edenhall machine?)
Enclosure of straw bales These seemed to be last year's bales - judging by the weeds growing on them - and mark off a little yard for piles of sand etc.
Nissen hut with distant windfarm.
Harvesting potatoes on Hill Farm
Track to The Apes Hall The Apes Hall is presumably behind the trees. I never got to see it.
Sluice on Old Bedford River at Welney
Road to Rookery Farm This was Strictly No Admittance so I had no choice but to shoot straight into the sun.
Rainbow seen from Littleport station
Public bridleway to the Ouse Washes Leads from the Manea-Chatteris road to the Washes at TL4786 near Welches Dam.
House on Old Pools Drove
Footpath junction sign on Bishop's Land One path leads into the middle of Bishop's Land, the other back to the centre of Manea.
Flood gauges on road across Ouse Washes I can't help feeling that if the water was 8 feet deep, these gauges would come too late to save you!
Five Hundred Drove in the rain Sorry about the raindrop, but it gives some idea of what conditions were like!
Distant storm over the Fens
Bridge over ditch beside New Ghant Drove The track over the Bridge is called Five Hundred Drove and leads to the western outskirts of Manea.
Milestone II miles to Cambridge Carrying date 1729 and the crescent arms of Trinity Hall. Many milestones around Cambridge carry these arms, having been erected by Dr William Warren, Fellow of the Hal…
Westwood Lodge Contrary to my original titling this is not the grade II listed Friars Farm farmhouse, which is out of sight to the left of the red brick lodge.
Edge of Forty Acre Wood Part of the plantations surrounding Shortgrove Park, seen from the Harcamlow Way.
Yardley Farm Early C17 barn, timber framed and weatherboarded with grey slate roof. Grade II listed. http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?resourceID=5=122264
Tractor doing its thing at Markswood Farm
Track of old Roman Road
Straw bales and crossing cables near Frogsgreen Farm
Pylon over Littley Wood East and Grove Spring The edge of nearer wood (Littley Wood East) is hard to make out: it is just about in line with the pylon
Pond and Barns at The Lodge
Lone tree with distant radar The Debden Radar in the background, which serves Stansted Airport, can be seen more closely in 280029. The tree is near the Harcamlow Way.
Dilapidated wagon at Markswood Farm
Ruins of Hooks Mill Farm
Derelict barn at Plantation Farm
The Chequers PH, Wrestlingworth Late C17 or early C18. Colourwashed roughcast render, apparently encasing some timber framing. Clay tile roof of fairly steep pitch. LH gable end has projecting brick c…
I came by the Scenic Route There's a Scenic Route sign at the turn off the B1042, and this is presumably what they mean. 2265 can just be seen close to the centre.
Irrigation control box on Newspring Farm
The March Hare PH, Dunton
War Memorial, Ashwell Circa 1919 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Portland stone. Tapering chamfered cross with stepped plinth, rectangular podium and circular steps. The 3-stage plinth has names of fallen inscr…
Two horses with but a single thought "He looks like a soft touch for sugar lumps!" (They were wrong)
Straw bale castle and a "pigtail" cultivator (thanks to Michael Trolove for identifying this). The curl at the top of the spring tine is likened to a pigs tail!
Newspring Water Works By the side of the A1
Maize field near Cockayne Hatley
Looking up towards Millow Hall Farm
Green Lane living up to its name
The Great Ouse with half-concealed lorry (which is on the A10 on the other side of the river.)
Every hut should have one! (Its very own wind turbine.)
Cross Drove and pylons
Croft Drove from junction with Hale Fen Road