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Field Guide to the Geology of North Norfolk

Introduction

Aerial photograph of rapidly eroding cliffs in the Trimingham section The coast of North East Norfolk offers excellent opportunities for the study of glacial geology, life in Norfolk before the Ice Age and exposures of the youngest Chalk in the United Kingdom. There is a rich but sometimes confusing bibliography and the area has produced many important collections.

Norfolk's proximity to both the South East and the Midlands means it is a popular destination for schools and universities. Holidaymakers too enjoy its charms and they would be well advised to call at Cromer Museum to find out about the area and it's geology. From time to time the museum runs guided beach walks, led by the author, especially to West Runton and sometimes to Trimingham. You can check the events programme on the website of the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.

This website is compiled by Martin Warren BSc, formerly curator of Cromer and Walsingham Museums 1978-1999, and collections and information manager with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service 1999-2010. I am very grateful to Russell Yeomans for kindly supplying a number of the images.

The Northfolk Project also has a programme of guided Geology Walks at West Runton.

















Compiled by Martin Warren. Last updated 15.2.2011