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Author Topic: How much of the UK is below sea level?  (Read 2084 times)

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How much of the UK is below sea level?
« on: 05 February, 2014, 01:45:19 PM »
It came as some surprise to me that vast swathes of Somerset are below sea level, and a colleague informed me that Glastonbury Tor was, for much of the year, an island before the surrounding fens were drained.

Just how much of the UK has a land height of below sea level? (Ignoring the obvious joke about most of the south currently being below sea level)

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Re: How much of the UK is below sea level?
« Reply #1 on: 05 February, 2014, 03:24:19 PM »
I couldn't find an answer to this question...even last resort Wiki only seems interested in the Fens which can be up (or down to) 9 feet below sea level.

I'll have another dig around later...maybe the Canals and Waterways people's website or something similar will have an answer.

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