Norfolk is... Fields of gold shimmering under our glorious big blue skies

A few pictures taken during a short walk on Furze Lane, Taverham. The sun was shining for a change a

A few pictures taken during a short walk on Furze Lane, Taverham. The sun was shining for a change and the fields looked so nice in full bloom. #NorfolkIs - Credit: citizenside.com

There is no escaping it at the moment: oilseed rape has taken a firm grip of Norfolk's fields.

The strong-smelling source of vegetable oil may be an enemy of hayfever sufferers but there is no denying the beauty of the bright yellow plants.

The vivid colours certainly seem to have caught the eye of keen photographers using our photo-sharing website www.iwitness24.co.uk

Pictured on these pages are just some of the striking images of oilseed rape fields which we have been sent as part of the Norfolk is... campaign.

We have been asking readers to capture through words, or pictures the reasons why Norfolk is such a special place to live or visit.


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It seems fitting that Norfolk, the home of the high-flying Premier League Canaries, should be enjoying such bright yellow colours.

Some of the photos were taken near Taverham by iWitness24 regular Nathan Woodgate, from Drayton.

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Mr Woodgate said he was walking along Furze Lane near Taverham when he was struck by the views, saying: 'The sun was shining for a change and the fields looked so nice in full bloom.'

Mr Woodgate has also sent some images of the bright yellow fields from above, continuing: 'Last week I was taken up on a round trip flight from Norwich Airport to Wisbech.

'It was a small four-seater plane and there was plenty of turbulence so taking these photos was not easy! I think the yellow fields look so beautiful.'

Another to use iWitness24 to send us their Norfolk is... choice was Janet Cane, from Tasburgh in south Norfolk, sending some photos of her coastal walk from Sheringham to Sheringham Park.

Ms Cane said: 'Where else can you take a walk through such a fantastic park and along the cliff edge and see a steam train passing under the bridge?'

And another iWitness24 regular, Peter Dent, sent us some photos of the Stalham and How Hill area of the Broads for his Norfolk is... choice.

Mr Dent, from Sprowston, said: 'An area of Norfolk that is typical of Norfolk I think is the Broads. It's got the rivers, estuaries, little inlets, as well as the broads. Add to that the big open skies, incredible wildlife, and little villages it passes through, that's Norfolk!'

Other photographers have continued to use social networking website Twitter to share their sky photos, using the hashtag #Norfolkis.

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