Flooded fields in Shropshire

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This photograph was taken looking south from the B4368 road at Broadstone, in Shropshire, England, by Anthony Sargeant. In the background are the Clee Hills with The Brown Clee to the left. In the immediate foreground can just be seen the River Corve as it winds its way along the river valley. The fields beyond the river have flooded after heavy rain the night before. The ancient system of strip farming long since abandoned has nevertheless marked the landscape leaving what in dry weather are imperceptible ridges but these become apparent when the flood water lies in the strips once ploughed and sowed with crops alternating strip by strip and year by year.

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