Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Fens, Cambridgeshire

Can you believe it's November already? The warm sunshine is keeping Winter at bay and I for one am not complaining. More time for long country walks exploring our new area, yesterday we visited Wicken Fen which forms part of the vast area of highly fertile marshland called The Fens that are as far reaching as Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

An eerie, dramatic landscape with not a hill in sight allowing for huge skies, we took our time knowing that the sunset there would be magnificent and it truly was. The skies envelop the land here, humans do not seem to be very dominant nature is most definitely at her most powerful in the Fens.

The Fens have inspired a number of writers and artists most notably Anthony Trollope, Charles Kingsley, Dorothy L. Sayers and more recently Graham Swift whose novel Waterland set amongst the Fens was also turned into a film in 1992 starring Jeremy Irons.

It's easy to see how artists would be inspired here, a world seemingly so removed from society dominated by the surrounding land. Take a look...