Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

Earth Heritage Trail

Earth Heritage Trail

Introducing the Brecks

Introducing the Brecks

Origins of the Landscape

Origins of the Landscape

Maps page

Maps page

The Earth Heritage Trail  App

The Earth Heritage Trail App

Carry the Trail with you! The Trail is available as an iPhone and Android app. Download here.

More info & Useful links

Useful Links & Contacts

Welcome to the Brecks Earth Heritage Trail - 90 million years of geological history

The Earth Heritage Trail is an App based resource for accessing some of The Brecks' hidden geological gems. Through these web pages and the App the Earth Heritage Trail aims to introduce visitors, students and local residents to the area's little-known wealth of Earth heritage features. There are 18 publicly accessible points of interest chosen for their geology, landforms and links with earliest human settlement; they may be visited in any order.

Download the book here!

This trail is available in various formats, including hard copy (while stocks last). You can get your copy of the Earth Heritage Trail book at Brandon Country Park and various local museums and heritage outlets in and around the Brecks.


The Brecks is one of the great natural areas of Britain. It is an area of sandy and chalky land covering some 940 km2 (370 sq m) in Norfolk and Suffolk. It has a fascinating Earth heritage, with a story of early human settlement set against a geological backdrop of millions of years of environmental change. Wind, ice and water have all shaped the landscape we see today

The Brecks Earth Heritage Trail introduces you to 18 points of interest across the area. You can explore them in any order. Each one provides a geological dimension to what you can see.

This website is an in-depth guide to the Trail. See the Trail Map page for site locations.

Please keep to designated rights of way at all times, and keep dogs on leads.

Download the smartphone app (Android and iPhone) and trail leaflet.

See the Links page for further general information about the Brecks.


The Trail is being delivered by the Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership as part of the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following:

We also thank John Browning and Icklingham Parish Council for co-operation regarding Rampart Field and Town Pit.

All text and images in this website ©TD Holt-Wilson, unless otherwise credited.

Earth Heritage Trail Leaflet and eBook

Download your copies here