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The Ice Age affected lowland areas through the deposition of glacial drift. In Cromer, Norfolk, the coastal cliffs are composed entirely of glacial drift. This creates an interesting and unusual landscape. The rocks found here are varied, consisting of chalk, sandstone, granite and marble. Rocks can be traced from as far away as Scotland and Norway.
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21 February 2008

Classroom Ideas

Why are the cliffs at Cromer so famous for glaciologists? Imagine 15m high slice of cliff which has been exposed by the sea. This cliff is made up of material captured by the ice acting on today's environment - what would their cliff contain? Explain why the drift contains such a variety of rocks from a variety of geographical locations.