TG2607 : A woodland walk in Whitlingham Country Park - descent to the valley bottom

taken 8 years ago, near to Thorpe st Andrew, Norfolk, Great Britain

A woodland walk in Whitlingham Country Park - descent to the valley bottom
A woodland walk in Whitlingham Country Park - descent to the valley bottom
Wooden steps lead down a steep hillside and the serpentine path continues through the Prehistoric Park.

This wooded area of the park, south of the River Yare, has been named Prehistoric Park. From the great number of flints found here it has been concluded that this is the location of a prehistoric flint-working site. The large deposits of chalk found in the vicinity are full of flints and would have provided an inexhaustible resource. Flint can be flaked to produce very sharp edges, making it an ideal material for tools, arrowheads and axes. Also found on the site was the tooth of a mastodon, animals which were hunted by prehistoric man with flint weapons.
Whitlingham Country Park
The park, located at Trowse just south of the city of Norwich, was created through the process of gravel extraction which began in 1990 with the creation of the Little Broad > LinkExternal link. In 1995 work began on the Great Broad > LinkExternal link. The park consists of two lakes (Great and Little Broad) and a beach and offers a full range of water-based activities > LinkExternal link as well as a number of cycle paths and woodland walks > LinkExternal link. A historic flint barn has been converted into a visitor information centre including a shop and café and toilet facilities > LinkExternal link. For more information see: LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 January, 2010
Category
Woodland > Woodland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 265 076 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.1799N 1:20.7604E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 265 076
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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