Wiveton Downs

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Wiveton Downs
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Wiveton Downs - geograph.org.uk - 113424.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTG 025 428[1]
InterestBiological
Geological
Area28.9 hectares (71 acres)[1]
Notification1992[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Wiveton Downs is a 28.9-hectare (71-acre) biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Sheringham in Norfolk.[1][2] Part of it is a Geological Conservation Review site,[3][4] and an area of 6.5-hectare (16-acre) is a Local Nature Reserve[5][6] It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[7]

This is a classic example of an esker, a glacial crevasse which has been filled in until it forms a narrow winding ridge. It has been very important for teaching, research and demonstration.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Wiveton Downs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Wiveton Downs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Wiveton Downs (Quaternary of East Anglia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Blakeney Esker (Quaternary of East Anglia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Wiveton Down". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Map of Wiveton Downs". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Norfolk Coast AONB Management Plan 2014-19: Other Conservation Designations within the AONB" (PDF). Norfolk Coast AONB. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Wiveton Downs citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°56′38″N 1°00′43″E / 52.944°N 1.012°E / 52.944; 1.012