Protecting the landscape heritage of the fens
The fenland has always been a land of mystery. This is true in particular in relation to the complex history of dynamic changes in the landscape, which are directly linked to both sea level and climate. Thanks to an increase in research in recent years, much has now been discovered that is finally providing a picture of life in the fens since the end of the last ice age.
Although a few important sites are protected in law (as SSSIs), CGS is now looking at others that can be developed to help people explore and understand the geology of the fenland and its associated cultural history. Nature Reserves such as those of The Great Fen, and those in the Ouse Washes and at Wicken Fen, have information available about the local landscape but we are now investigating the possibility of designating an area as a Local Geological Site in order to highlight the importance of the area locally, regionally and nationally. More news on this soon.