TF7511 : Narborough Railway Line walk

near to Narborough, Norfolk, Great Britain

Narborough Railway Line walk
Narborough Railway Line walk
This is the information board at the start of the walk. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust Railway Line Nature Reserve covers a section of the former King's Lynn to Dereham line which was part of the Great Eastern Railway. The Lynn & Dereham Railway, which weaved a 42 kilometre route to East Dereham via Narborough and Swaffham, was opened in stages between 1846 and 1848. The line to Dereham closed in 1968. Part of it is now a Norfolk Wildlife Trust Railway Line Nature Reserve, with the car park being situated about one kilometre south of Narborough village. The unique strip of chalk grassland here was created when engineers who built the railway line exposed the underlying chalk as they dug a borrow pit to build up the embankment.

The railway embankment is home to chalk grassland species which would have been widespread in the surrounding fields when the line was built but by now the original grasslands have disappeared under the plough and this narrow strip of railway embankment is all that remains. It is one of the richest and most diverse chalk grasslands in Norfolk.
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 751 116 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.4449N 0:35.3038E
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