The Geography Department





North Norfolk 2006                                                     


North Norfolk and Happisburgh Index







Photos taken 29 June 2006


On the left is the road access to the old crescent cut by coastal erosion. It is now bollarded and reduced in width by vegetation growth.


The view from the cliff top here shows revetments and groynes, but revetment loss appears substantial.

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There have been  a number of recent cliff falls, left and chalk blocks, centre hold a steeper line ... but on the right the old road base can be seen, and it is still being undermined.

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Another chalk block in the cliff - and the run out of slides  moving down to the beach  .. on the right.

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The view northwards towards Cromer from the beach path. Cromer Pier can be seen in the centre shot, as well as well-maintained revetment defences and the still-sliding high cliffs.

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Surrounded by roads, fishing gear and lobster pots sit in the sun; the black-tarred buildings behind offer 'Fresh boiled crab and lobster'.



The fretted pattern of Overstrand's cliffs.

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Walcott  1 November 2006




At Walcott Gap the sand had been blowing over the road; nothing unusual there! The double-groyne system seems to be holding here, even in these lively sea conditions.

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Weybourne  1 November 2006




Weybourne beach was under attack from a full northerly, with the odd rogue wave (one of which knocked me down) that had already taken the life of a fisherman and RNLI volunteer earlier that day in Lowestoft.

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Shaded in the afternoon light in November, the shingle almost looks like the black sands of Iceland! The shingle was piled up against the chalk cliffs, protecting part of their exposure to the sea.

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The chalk matrix, on the left, was being struck by the odd wave, which then resulted in a stream of milky brown/white liquid draining back to the sea. On the right the gradient of the beach can be seen; waves were breaking 10 metres offshore on a bar.





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Fishermen were busying themselves, but obviously not going out to sea. The car park was partially under water from the high sea state.

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Salthouse  1 November 2006




Grazing cattle at Salthouse have to share their pasture with floodwaters; the sand dune coast is narrow in North East Norfolk, just one unvegetated ridge, and is seem behind the cows.

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The beach at Salthouse, at Gramborough Hill (NT) car park. The fragility of the barrier is clear in the centre photo. The right hand shot shows the cliffs above Weybourne, and its beach.

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North Norfolk Trimingham Overstrand Weybourne Walcott Salthouse coasts beaches loss defences groynes revetments landslips erosion waves storms barrier saltings cliffs

North Norfolk and Happisburgh Index