The beautiful Cambridgeshire character save steeped in history perfect…

Holme Fen is a character save home to beautiful walks and if you visit you’ll also find yourself at the lowest point in Britain.

The site near Holme, a village in Cambridgeshire, is rare from any other in the country at 2.75 metres below sea level.

There is an abundance of character perfect for a stroll in the autumn but it didn’t always look as it does now.

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It used to span much wider as the English Fens once covered Cambridge to North Yorkshire and was approximately the size of 750 million football pitches, according to Discovering Britain.

However, between 1750 and 1850 the scenery massively changed when a population expansion and a need for food meant the Fens were drained to create farmland.

This caused water levels in the ground to drop and soil dried out and blew away, leading the ground to drop to the point it’s at today.

Nowadays if you travel to the character save, you will find a large post that measures the ground showing how much it has dropped.

It shows us how the ground has literally disappeared beneath our feet.

The top of the four-metre post shows how high the ground once was and it may shock you to visualise the height difference for yourself.

Now, Holme Fen character save has hundreds of silver birch trees and lots of character which you can see in photos below.

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