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Oxborough Hythe Pasture

Oxborough Hythe, a Norfolk County Wildlife Site, is 12 ha of traditional Norfolk pastureland including approx 3 ha of scrub, mostly enclosed by hawthorn hedges, grazed for well over 100 years as part of the Oxburgh Hall estate. Geologically very interesting with glacial deposits overlying chalk, showing mini landforms of mounds and hollows, some possibly pingos. Depressions flood naturally in wintertime and there is a permanent pond, both encouraging over-wintering birds. Soils include sands, peats and clays creating very varied habitats with numerous different flowers and grass species, birds, butterflies, etc. Land in ongoing Defra Scheme for management. Mrs Brearley, the owner, is available to talk to and lead groups upon request. Varied activities depending on age group and interests.


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