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Field Guide


Field Guide to the Deep History Coast


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.

I am very grateful to Russell Yeomans for kindly supplying a number of the images.

The Northfolk Project also has a programme of Geology Walks from Easter to Autumn half term.

The cliffs at Beeston Regis

The cliffs at Beeston Regis.