|Abandoned Ivy Cottage near the hamlet of Wormley Hill|
Being an enthusiastic contributor to the geograph photo mapping project has led me to lots of places in the British Isles that I might otherwise never have visited.
Last week, as I was driving over to Hull to watch The Tigers play Fulham, I left the M18 at Thorne in order to take pictures in the watery flatland west of the motorway. In this part of South Yorkshire there are miles of rich agricultural land criss-crossed by lazy rivers, canals, drains and single-track lanes.
It's not scenic like The Peak District or The Yorkshire Dales but the contrast is very interesting. People live and work in the flatland as they have done for hundreds of years. They become used to the wateriness, the big skies and the horizontal vistas.
|Brick "outhouse" at Fosterhouses|
I only had an hour for my photo diversion. Next time I drive to Hull to watch my team I shall set off earlier and take in more of the flatland - factoring in a circular walk. There can be a subtle beauty in such places and the feelings that flatlands evoke are somehow different from the feelings you experience where there are hills and dales and surprises round corners.
|Between Rivers Farm|