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20 Yorkshire Walks with only one map OL21

Kindle book - My Lanzarote. 10 walks and a personal view

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20 Walks in the Yorkshire Dales with only one map OL2

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 Norfolk Walks

Norfolk is a fairly flat county although I did find some areas which could be described as gently rolling. The highest spot in the county is only 344ft (105m) high, at Beacon Hill.

Being fairly flat, it is ideally suited to arable farming and much of the low lying areas have been drained for that purpose. TYhe other main industry is tourism. There is an extensive coastline for the typical 'seaside holidays' and also the Norfolk Broads which provide an opportunity to visit many villages on a cruising holiday. I have had such holidays on three occasions in the past and they are most enjoyable.

The coast is made up of easily eroded chalk and clay. A major erosion event occurred in 1953 following a storm when sea defences were overwhelmed. In the absence of modern day warnings, the population were caught unawares, at night and hundreds died.

The low lying area at the coast provides salt marshes and an opportunity to see many different types of birds. Sea defences in the form of embankments are evident in many places. Some of the coastal walking routes run along the top of these.

Norfolk Reading List

Norfolk Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

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Each symbol = 2 miles

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Beacon Hill  
Cley next the Sea to Blakeney
Wells-next-the-Sea to Holkham Gap

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