The area of Norfolk has a fascinating geological history, which extends back to the time when dinosaurs roamed the planet. During the Ice Age, the landscape underwent dramatic transformations and severed the last land link between Britain and Europe. Norfolk is home to some amazing natural wonders, which are well worth exploring on a trip to the area.
Visitors to the area have a limited but decent choice of accommodation, including luxury hotels in Norfolk
One such fine hotel is The Harper Hotel in Langham, Norfolk, popular with visitors and tourists that flock to see the incredible natural beauty of the area.
When it comes to natural wonders, Norfolk has a good many to visit like:
Like Great Yarmouth, Blakeney Point’s creation was by a natural process known as longshore drift. In the winter months, the location is home to the biggest grey seal colony in the UK. Designated Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney Point stretches over 4 miles. Visitors can walk along the shoreline beginning at Cley-next-the-Sea, but it’s tough walking along a path of shingles. Also, some areas may not be accessible as protected zones for nesting birds. The area is famous for its seal population, with visitors getting to enjoy boat tours beginning from Morston Quay.
Great Chalk Reef:
The area has earned the title of ‘Britain’s Great Barrier Reef with good reason too. Located off the coast of Sheringham and Cromer, the Great Chalk Reef is an amazing natural creation. At more than 100 million years old, the reef stretches for 20 miles and is part of the same seam of chalk, which travels up to Dover. The area is popular for two of its famous seafood delights, the Sheringham Lobster and the Cromer Crab. The secret for their sweet succulent meat is both feed off the chalk reef!
In the mid-1700s a visitor to the area compared the Brecks to a desert in the African continent. Fast forward 250 years later and the area is now home to the lush Thetford Forest, planted by the Forestry Commission around the time of WWI. There also exist large sections of heathland, which formed naturally many millennia ago, with trees cut and burnt to make way for land to graze. The landscape is uneven due to flint mining in the Neolithic era and rabbit warrens exist dating back to Norman times. The Brecks have the driest and warmest climate in the UK, making them ideal to visit.
The tallest point in the area lies at Beacon Hill, situated behind West Runton. It is the apex of Cromer Ridge, which stretches for almost nine miles. The section formed during the Ice Age by a glacier that melted and left behind the materials it had accumulated along its path. Now there are natural attractions like heathland, Beeston Bump, a hill atop the cliffs near Sheringham and of course the charming Sheringham Park, with an unparalleled view of the surrounding areas.