We are creating a digital archive of The Fens for you to access whilst walking around this beautiful place.
The Fens are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Home to wandering stags, rare species of bird and plants, steeped in local history and surrounded by unusual architecture.
Enjoy this digital archive of social history, creative record and story capture.
Scan the QR codes along your walk to read and listen to stories and memories from locals and visitors.
Daily Life & People
Did you know?
The 'Witch Broom Tree' is on the Ancient Tree inventory?
The trunk measures 3.86 metres – it was measured on 22nd June 2020 (12.66404 Feet)
Protected by law – no development can take place that will disturb its roots or general health, it cannot be felled.
Arborists typically use trunk diameter to determine a root protection area during development. A common guideline recommends a tree protection area with a radius of one foot for every one inch of trunk diameter – a 12 to 1 ratio.
This tree has a root area of approximately 1824 feet or 556 Metres!
For more information on the wonderful trees in the Fens, please check out the following resources:
WOODLAND TRUST - PHONE APP TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE
ANCIENT TREE REGISTER
SUFFOLK TREE WARDENS
Home page for Suffolk Tree Wardens: loads of excellent info and resources including a free downloadable app to identify trees when you are out walking.
THE TREE COUNCIL
GROWING TREES FROM SEED
If you are planning a walk in the Fens please check out Suffolk County Council's Discover Suffolk and their guide to enjoying parks and waterways, coast and countryside: Countryside Code - Discover Suffolk
Creative Curve would like to thank the following contributors to this project:
Chris Broom – Drone footage film
Chris Burrell Saward - Roll of Honour WW1
David Gordon - Treasurer of St Andrew, Aldringham Church