17 August 2018

Incleborough Hill, Sheringham, Norfolk.....

The hill was formed when a glacier from the direction of Norway met one moving from the west.  When they both melted (it must have been a lovely summer like this one!) all that was left was a pile of sand and gravel washed out as the glaciers melted.


Halfway up the hill and looking along the coast towards Cromer...




I hadn't come across this intriguing pink web before ….. the parasitic annual climbing plant (Dodder), seen here on the Gorse bushes ….



Looking to the North Sea, where once Doggerland stretched as far as the eye could see... 




Looking towards Beeston Bump, Sheringham and Skelding Hill....












07 August 2018

Beeston Bump, Beeston Priory and Sheringham....

Beeston Bump is part of one of two hills left behind when the glaciers retreated northwards at the end of the last ice age 10,000 to 15,000 years ago.  At this time most of the North Sea was dry land with the River Thames and the River Rhine forming one large estuary.  Beeston Bump stands 63 metres above sea level.  During World War II this hill saw service as a signals intelligence location.
Source:- Information board on site.





Spot the camel......








A shady walk to the priory (much needed in 33 degrees C, mad dogs and Englishmen and all that!)….


A view of Beeston Bump from the path to the priory....



Beeston Priory was founded in 1216...





















Sheringham.....





"This gun was used for coastal defence possibly at the time of the Spanish Armada".....



It's nice to see they've found an image of me in full knit ....


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