I thought I’d better, in the early days of this blog, define the parish boundary – which will form the ‘recording area’ for future wildlife sightings. No problem I thought, I’ll just have a look at the 21/2 inch map which shows parish boundaries. Unfortunately there’s so much competing detail on the map in our part of the world that it’s impossible to trace the boundary. Next stop, the Planning Dept., District Council offices – unfortunately, and somewhat surprisingly, they couldn’t help! But luckily Janet, the parish clerk, came to the rescue and pointed me in the direction of an on-line map. This then is the definitive version:
Basically, the northern boundary follows the line of the Cromer Ridge through Roman Camp, turns south crossing the A148, through Felbrigg Great Wood, down by the Lake, runs parallel to Scarrow Beck, looping west around the Field Study Centre and Felbrigg Lodge, back up to the village cross, follows Mill Lane (green track) west to Bennington’s Lane before heading north to skirt the quarry on Briton’s Lane. The whole area is just less than 7 square kilometres.
Also, for future reference, here is a map of Felbrigg Park – the western half of which is included within Aylmerton parish: