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Guided walk at former landfill site transformed into wildflower meadow

PUBLISHED: 08:49 14 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 14 July 2018

Maggie Anderson chose the name, Salters Sanctuary, for the public wildlife area near Lynnsport. Picture: Ian Burt

Maggie Anderson chose the name, Salters Sanctuary, for the public wildlife area near Lynnsport. Picture: Ian Burt

What was once a landfill site has been transformed into a wildflower meadow with a thriving wildlife habitat.

As part of the Hidden Heritage of the Gaywood River project, a guided walk will take place around the greenland area adjoining the Gaywood River near Lynnsport, in King’s Lynn, on Friday, July 27.

The area of woodland, wetland and meadowland was redeveloped as a public wildlife area as part of the project. It was named Salters Sanctuary by a local resident who won a competition to name the area.

Salters Sanctuary is managed by the West Norfolk council and volunteers from the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group, with advice from Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

The hard work of the volunteers has transformed the area, including the creation of a circular path, wildflower meadows and sunny glades in the hawthorn woods.

The guided walk is free to attend and begins at 10.30am at King’s Lynn 12th Scout Group in Beulah Street.

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