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Mousehold Heath Earth Heritage Trail

1. A view across Mousehold Heath, c1820, by John Crome.

1. A view across Mousehold Heath, c1820, by John Crome.

2. A sand and gravel quarry on Mousehold Heath, 1907, looking west towards the Pavillion (now Zac's Diner).

2. A sand and gravel quarry on Mousehold Heath, 1907, looking west towards the Pavillion (now Zac's Diner).

 

Explore the Trail and find out more

There are 18 points of interest; some are marked with waymark posts. You can discover them in any order. Each one links the landscape and wildlife of the Heath today with its deep geological history. See the trail map and leaflet..

You can access the trail from all parts of the Heath

By car

Car parks at Britannia Road (by the Barracks), Gurney Road (near the Pavilion and near Mousehold Lane), and at Gilman Road (beside the track to the sports ground).

By bus

Contact Traveline 0871 200 2233 for more information or visit traveline.info

On foot

There are many entry points to the Heath, via Gilman Road, Gurney Road, Heartsease Lane and Mousehold Lane.

Photo credits

  1. Courtesy Tate Britain © The Yorck Project, via Wikimedia Commons
  2. Courtesy Norfolk Heritage Centre.

Acknowledgements

Mousehold Heath Earth Heritage Trail is inspired by the late Professor Brian Funnell of the University of East Anglia, who loved the Heath and always wanted to know more about its geological history.

It is a partnership project of Norwich City Council, Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership and Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Norfolk Biodiversity Project Fund and the Geological Society of Norfolk.

Grateful thanks to the Mousehold Heath Conservators for their support, and to the many people who have supplied information, advice and photographs for the project. Text © TD Holt-Wilson unless otherwise credited.

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