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Geographical Term Details

North Norfolk catchment

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The North Norfolk Rivers catchment is a relatively narrow strip of land along the North Norfolk coast. The catchment is predominantly rural, with the largest towns being Mundesley, Cromer, Sheringham, Holt and Wells-next-the-Sea. Much of the coastline around this catchment is nationally and internationally designated for its important habitats and species. The main watercourses, the rivers Burn, Glaven and Stiffkey are chalk rivers, a habitat that is internationally rare. The chalk and overlying deposits have created a rare chalk river system with at least 75% of flows being derived from the underground springs. (EA)

Preferred Units: N/A

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English catchment basin
N/AChalk stream

Geographical FeatureIs Geographical Feature of
Stiffkey (Norfolk)

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