North West Norfolk, Chalk and Limestone Mixed

Author(s): Jeremy Lake

North West Norfolk lies immediately inland from the Character Areas of the North Norfolk Coast (77) and The Fens (46). It extends from Downham Market on the edge of the Fens, east towards Castle Acre, skirting Fakenham and sweeping further east where it is blocked by the Cromer Ridge. This is a large-scale, arable and grassland landscape over mostly rolling terrain, providing long views over remnant heath and mixed woodland belts. Woodland makes up 8% of the area, whilst 97% of the Character Area is open countryside. Just 1% of the landscape is urban, primarily the town of Hunstanton and the eastern edge of King’s Lynn. Almost 20% of the landscape falls within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Report Number:
Research Report
Landscape Farmstead Historic


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