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Great Eastern Pingo Trail


13 km / 8 miles
The Great Eastern Pingo Trail is 8 miles (12.9km) of tracks and trails exploring the eastern edge of the Brecks. Please remember that dogs may be walked on the railway line and Peddars Way, but not on Thompson Common Nature Reserve.

Pingos were originally low hillocks that formed 20,000 years ago during the last ice age when water beneath the surface froze to form lenses of ice pushing soil upwards. During the summer thaw, the soil on the surface would sludge off and accumulate around the periphery of the hillocks. Shallow craters were left when the ice finally melted, causing the hillocks to collapse.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start and Finish: TL940966 - Stow Bedon, Thompson, Norfolk View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Explore Norfolk UK - The Pingo Trail Walk [blog] Pingo Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF Great Eastern Pingo Trail  (LDWA ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 144
OS Landranger Active 144
OS Explorer 229, 237
OS Explorer Active 229, 237

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Route Profile:

11.4 km (7.1 miles)
78 m (256 ft) ascent
53 m (174 ft)  maximum height

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