Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

News Archive

  1. October Newsletter

    Read our October Newsletter here!

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  2. New Publication for the Brecks

    New Publication for the Brecks

    The Breckland Society and the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership are delighted to announce a call for papers for inclusion in the inaugural Journal of Breckland Studies (JBS), which will be published in March next year, both as hard copy and …

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  3. ‘Brecks From Above’ project seeks to safeguard heritage assets from a higher perspective

    ‘Brecks From Above’ project seeks to safeguard heritage assets from a higher perspective

    The Brecks has great archaeological potential, with some of the earliest known evidence of human habitation in the UK, Neolithic ('New Stone Age') flint mines at Grimes Graves, and sites like West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. However, there are many …

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  4. September Newsletter

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  5. Sheep in the Brecks Project Starts

    Sheep in the Brecks Project Starts

    Our Sheep in the Brecks project, in partnership with the Breckland Society is just starting, with the first event coming up in September. The project offers the chance to get involved in researching and understanding one of the most interesting …

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  6. Work Placement: Kathryn at Suffolk Wildlife Trust

    Work Placement: Kathryn at Suffolk Wildlife Trust

    As part of Breaking New Ground, we are funding 12 work placements across our projects to give people the opportunity to gain experience in conservation, heritage and other roles such as film making. Kathryn Falkner started volunteering at Lackford …

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  7. UK first as experts use GPS to keep tabs on elusive stone-curlews

    UK first as experts use GPS to keep tabs on elusive stone-curlews

    Great news from our Ground Disturbance project: For the first time in the UK, scientists working in the Brecks are using high-tech GPS tags to study the movements of one of the country’s most threatened birds, the stone-curlew.   Stone-curlews, …

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  8. August Newsletter

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  9. July Newsletter

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  10. Morning Birds and Birdsong at Santon Downham

    Morning Birds and Birdsong at Santon Downham

    Early on Saturday 23rd April, Murray Brown, the RSPB Brecks Community Engagement Officer, along with two volunteers, met at Santon Downham to lead a “morning birds and birdsong” walk in Thetford Forest. The walk was well attended, not only …

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