TF7511 : Railway Line Nature Reserve, Narborough

near to Narborough, Norfolk, Great Britain

Railway Line Nature Reserve, Narborough
Railway Line Nature Reserve, Narborough
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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2011
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Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 29 August, 2011
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Paths  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7514 1155 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.4010N 0:35.3367E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7519 1149
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