Other Organisations

8 Sep 2022 – More BFER (Brecks, Fen Edge and Rivers) Events Announced

BFER are pleased to announce a series of fascinating Earth heritage talks with our speaker Tim Holt-Wilson from the Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership.

Learn about the Palaeolithic history of the Brecks and Fen Edge, and what rocks, fossils and sediments tell us about the story of human settlement and environmental change.

The series of Earth heritage talks include:

Click the links above for more details!

To find out more, and be the first to hear when the dates are announced, sign up to our mailing list here https://brecks.org/bfer/, and follow us on social media @TheBrecksLP, or send us an email at BFER.admin@suffolk.gov.uk to register your interest.


You may remember an article entitled ‘The Secrets of Scoulton Mere’ in a recent issue of the Breckland Society Newsletter. On the afternoon of Sunday May 22nd 2022 by permission of the Woodrising Estate there will be a rare opportunity to join an escorted walk around the Mere. The event is planned to raise money for Scoulton Church and Village Hall and is the only time in the year that the public are allowed into the woodland around the Mere. It will not be a large gathering, and participants must register in advance with Julia Grover 01953 483654 or email juliagrover464@gmail.com.

Tickets are £10, payable on the day, to include afternoon tea in the Hall after the walk. No dogs please as there will be ground-nesting birds. We will meet at 2pm at Scoulton Village Hall, NR9 4NR and make the short walk down to the Mere gate.

The ground is uneven, so come with stout, waterproof shoes and be prepared to step over minor obstacles such as small branches and brambles. The distance around the Mere is about a mile.

The National Heathland Conference

… will be held in Sfflolk in early May.  Details are at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-heathland-conference-2022-tickets-266681801447?aff=erelexpmlt  It is a national conference but does include some Breckland content.


You may also be interested in events in or close to the Brecks organised by other groups.

Brandon Local History Society

Details of events on the Society’s website

Downham Market Lecture Society

Full details on the society website

Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group (NAHRG) – lecture programme