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Map of Snettisham


(approx 20% within AONB)
Snettisham is in the west of the AONB between King's Lynn and Hunstanton and like many larger communities much of the built-up area is outside the landscape designation boundary.

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By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

On Snettisham's doorstep is the well known RSPB bird reserve near the beach.
One of the greatest bird events occur right here in the winter when - at high tide - up to forty thousand pink-footed geese roost.

Snettisham is a walkers haven as the village has miles of public footpaths - the ancient Peddars Way also runs nearby. Many of the houses in Snettisham are referred to as gingerbread houses and have their own distinctive style and character from being built of carrstone. Carrstone is a sedimentary sandstone conglomerate formed during the Cretaceous period. It varies in colour from light to dark rusty ginger. Used as a building stone it can be found in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and extensively in the historic buildings of North-West Norfolk.