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‘Weirder than another landscape’: a wild walk within the Fens

Feathery reeds rise from dikes, bullrush heads flip to candyfloss inside the spring and pink kites bounce high on thermals in a blue sky. The most effective sounds are a skylark’s track, the amorous grunting of hidden toads and the occasional distant drum-drum of a high-speed teach. Beyond stretches a significant plain of hedgeless fields, inexperienced and then black, in which the plow reveals darkish peat soil. There is not any sign of the sea, however, Britain’s most modern footpath is a coast direction of the destiny – and the...
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