Introduction BB5

Lincolnshire’s geography, sitting between the Humber in the north to the Wash in the south, and from the Trent in the west to the North Sea in the east, includes several distinct regions.  Two the west, the Trent valley, which is over looked to the east by the scarp slope of the Lincolnshire Heights which head in a straight line all the way south from Winteringham.  Only at Lincoln is there a gap, created by the River Witham, and therefore used by railways.  The Ancholme Valley is further east again, bounded by the Lincolnshire Wolds yet further east.  These are rolling chalk hills rising to almost 200m.  Barnetby gap is utilised by the railways to get through the wolds most easily, though a couple of railways did head into the hills!  By the coast is the Lincolnshire Marsh, and around the Wash the vast area of flat Fens, which reach up via the Witham almost into Lincoln.  Another area of Fenland is in the extreme north-west in the Isle of Axholme.

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