wind pump

We visited the National Trust’s Wicken Fen this afternoon for a pleasant walk. It was very busy as the weather was quite lovely. Whilst I’ve taken this photograph before, it really is the number one subject at Wicken Fen…the highland cattle were hiding in the long grass and the ponies were miles away…we could just see them in the distance…but the weather was almost perfect, so that was all OK.

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Normans Mill is the oldest operational wind powered waterpump in the UK and is loacated on Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, about an hours drive from where we live in Essex. It’s a National Trust property and it always rather takes my breath away how expensive it is to visit these places!