Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

Sandlines Monthly Blog

  1. September

    Cycles – endings and beginnings September already and people are looking forward – a new school year, a new farming cycle. Wildlife is returning to the Brecks. The birds have finished skulking in hedgerows where they’ve been moulting. Breeding …

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  2. August

    Coming to Fruition August is the month for harvest and for a few short weeks the landscape is full of stubble fields and farm machinery. Harvest is a little less obvious in the Brecks because large areas are under coniferous forestry. Elsewhere …

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  3. July

    On 15th July Sandlines visits Brandon Country Park for a workshop themed around Heaths, Warrens and Gardens. The Country Park, home to Breaking New Ground, is on land once owned by Edward Bliss, who created a wooded park and arboretum – perhaps a …

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  4. June

    On 13th June Sandlines visits West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village for a workshop themed around Ancient Communities and Rivers. The archaelogical site describes itself as England’s first village – a place of settlement and farming situated on the river …

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  5. May

    On 18th May Sandlines visits the headquarters of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) in Thetford for a workshop themed around Bringing The Spring: Birds and Migration. Our classroom will be the Gardman Room in the beautifully restored old Nunnery …

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  6. April

    This month Sandlines launches the first of its Breckland writing workshops with a day session on 22nd April themed around Forests & Flints at the Forestry Commission classroom in Santon Downham. We’ll be thinking about the landscape from the …

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