Norfolk’s Forgotten Chalk Stream

Norfolk’s Forgotten Chalk Stream

The Gaywood River in West Norfolk is one of only 200 precious chalk streams in the world and yet it has been allowed to become a something more like a polluted drainage ditch since Outhouse’s Peter Clitheroe spent much of his childhood staring into its clear waters.

Filmed over a couple of months in Spring 2022 Peter’s 15 minute documentary outlines how chalk streams work and how The Gaywood River compares to its relatively undamaged neighbour that also flows from springs along the Norfolk chalk ridge.

The film illustrates how such a valuable asset can so easily be damaged and appeals for a comprehensive plan to restore the beauty of the river for the benefit of the good folks of King’s Lynn.

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