Burgh Castle

Where curlews cry, looking west across Breydon Water to the Berney Arms and Windmill and the marshes beyond, stands four-square the walls of Burgh Castle. Here they have stood for over 1600 years! Within these walls a young Irish abbot and his wandering monks built their home sometime around the year 632 AD. The castle […]

Mannington July

In early July the Rev’d Jane Durell visited Mannington Hall’s boardwalk and bird hide. We arrived as the light was beginning to fail. Coming from noisy Norwich, the great stillness impressed me – just the whisper of the wind in the mature willows surrounding the wet meadow. All the colours were muted and harmonious, almost […]

Considering the Birds

For those who first brought the Christian faith to Norfolk the wild goose was a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The creator spirit that brooded over the face of the waters in the beginning, continues to hatch out things out today! The mighty rushing winds, fiery sunrises and sunsets and hundreds of thousands of over-wintering […]