Did you know that all of our Walking Holidays meander through some, if not all, of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast?
Norfolk’s coast has revealed some of the most spectacular finds. Happisburgh is the oldest archaeological site in Northern Europe and West Runton yielded the most complete fossilised mammoth skeleton ever found in the UK.
The soft clay cliffs of this part of Norfolk’s coast (between Weybourne and Cart Gap at Happisburgh) are considered the best place to study Ice Age geology in the UK – we have the fastest receding coastline in Europe. As soon as they appear, new finds can be worn down or buried; leaving archaeologists to do their work in a race against time and tide.
Finds on the Deep History Coast have provided the earliest evidence for human occupation so far discovered in northern Europe. They place early humans here in Norfolk some 350,000 years earlier than had been thought. They also inform and provide a focus for the emerging story of Doggerland – an area of land, now lying under the Southern North Sea, which connected Great Britain to mainland Europe during the last Ice Age.
MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays are proud to be ambassadors for the Deep History Coast and will be promoting the new app and Deep History Discovery Trail to all our guests.
Our Avocet Walking Holiday covers the full 84 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path and takes in all of the Deep History Coast.
Come and see for yourself, it’s fascinating!