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Up to 50 people enjoy walk along River Gaywood in King’s Lynn

13:29 23 March 2014

People taking part in the 4.5mile Gaywood River walk. Pictures David Bale

People taking part in the 4.5mile Gaywood River walk. Pictures David Bale

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About 50 people of all ages took part in a 4.5mile walk following the much overlooked River Gaywood in King’s Lynn today.

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People taking part in the 4.5mile Gaywood River walk. Pictures David BalePeople taking part in the 4.5mile Gaywood River walk. Pictures David Bale

The aim of the walk was to tell people about the river and its relationship to the town, the importance of its wildlife and the work of the Norfolk Rivers Trust, which hosted the event.

The walk ran from Lynn’s Reffley Wood to the River Great Ouse and all the pre-booked places were taken.

Gemma Clark, community involvement officer, said: “The river winds its way from Reffley Wood through the town to the Great Ouse, and provides a vital wildlife corridor to link green spaces and bring wildlife into the heart of the town.

“Gaywood is a spring-fed chalk river, which is a globally rare and declining habitat, so Lynn is fortunate to have it flowing through the town.”

The walking group learned about the pressures facing chalk rivers, and found out how man has historically used the river at Millfleet at the end.

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