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Little Switzerland

Post by Miles » January 4th, 2019, 8:44 pm

I must confess I have found this article in the North Norfolk News to be one of the most interesting I have ever read about the Norfolk Broads.
I have had the privilege to view the entire North Walsham and Dilham Canal and its locks but this one has really blown me away.
I have passed it so many times and remained totally oblivious to their very existence.
I actually thought there may be a private broad in that area as there is still evidence of waterways from the River Bure and I understand a lot of the land is owned by a family called, 'Trafford'.
Anyone who has ever moored at Caen Meadow, near a church (I think may be called St. Marys) may have noticed the sign at the top of the hill names the Trafford Estates.
In addition, the landscape resembles a gravel pit or similar which you may notice is common around many churches here.
What really blows me away is that these canals are often referred to as post-medieval.


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Re: Little Switzerland

Post by Miles » January 7th, 2019, 7:33 pm

This is the High Low bridge area of Little Switzerland.
The vast majority of the old chalk pit canals are located on private land
However if you journey down to Granny Bards Lane there is a Public Bridleway which will take you to this area
Once you get to the bridge the gates prevent access further with felled trees to prevent any vehicular access.
Oddly enough the public bridleway has a large plastic container deliberately placed in the middle of the path which should not be there as its a public bridleway.
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