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Ancient landscapes of the Broads – their roots beyond living memory, shaped by great forces over millions of years: the North Sea, mighty ice sheets and now-vanished rivers.

Stories written into the landscape, its sediments and landforms. Stories for you to discover..

Find out more about the deep geological heritage of the Broads through our fascinating day schools and other events. We invite you to discover more about the solid roots of today’s watery landscape…


‘STONY RUBBLE’ – Geological stories in old walls


‘A LOAD OF OLD BALLAST’ – Odd rocks from overseas lurking in our walls


‘DIGGING DEEPER’ – What geology tells us about the Broads landscape


‘PALAEOLANDSCAPES OF THE BROADS’ DAY SCHOOL REPORT – An account of what happened on 13th July 2019


By Tim Holt-Wilson