Coast recovery of Snettisham and Hunstanton to appear on BBC Countryfile programme

Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison has been filming in West Norfolk

Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison has been filming in West Norfolk

West Norfolk’s recovery from last year’s tidal surge will be appearing on television screens this weekend after the BBC’s Countryfile has been filming in the area.

Presenter Ellie Harrison and the team visited Hunstanton and the RSPB nature reserve in Snettisham last week.

Site manager Jim Scott explains how the Snettisham site is faring after the reserve was flooded with sea water on December 5.

He also explains how the repairs are going and how the reserve will eventually benefit from the incident with fresh shingle banks for plants to colonise.

Mr Scott also said that a review will be undertaken of the site’s paths and hides as a result of the flood.

Students from the construction college in Bircham Newton are also due to appear on the programme by helping with the repairs.

Mr Scott said: “It is good for the reserve to appear on Countryfile and to inform people that we are still open.”

The Countryfile team visited Hunstanton to look at the relocation of the town’s cliff top shelter and warmed up at the Wash View Cafe.

Owner Peter Mallan said: “I recognised Ellie but did not place her until after she had left.”

The programme will be broadcast on Sunday at 7pm on BBC1




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