The use of flint and the chalk landscape of Breckland

On Friday 4th June 2010 there was a fascinating family walk to find out more about the use of flint and also the chalk landscape of Breckland. The starting point was the beautiful All Saints Church, West Acre, from where the hour long walk was led by local specialist Tim Holt Wilson (Chalk-East) who enthusiastically and expertly opened up the world of this area geographically, historically and geologically with engaging stories and visual cues. Some of the others involved on the day were Laura Cole-Matthews of The Ancient House Museum Thetford, Dr Richard Bowater of Biological Sciences UEA, and artists, photographers, teachers, school children and a story teller.  

Chalk East is a Geo-East partnership project. It is raising awareness of the importance of Chalk geodiversity to the landscape and economy of the East of England region, including its links with wildlife.