Sounds: Fowlmere inflow

Just the other side of the path from the tall pipe arch, located near the watercress beds at RSPB Fowlmere, the water gushes into the reserve water system. When it is running, the inflow can be heard from some distance, pulsing and pumping like a great arterial organ, low bass notes drifting through the surroundingtrees and reeds for some distance. Up close the sound is powerful, great spurts and bursts of aerated water emerging into the watercress pond, a living, breathing presence that feeds this part-liquid landscape and it’s plants and wildlife with cleanest water you will ever see, rising from the springs that emerge from the chalk capped aquifer below.

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