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Salt-marsh at Burnham Overy Staithe




Kevin Crossley-Holland is the poet par excellence of the bleak, but beautiful North Norfolk landscape with its flint buildings, saltmarsh, and immense skies. In his poem "Dusk, Burnham-Overy-Staithe" he perfectly captures a moment of Zen-like calm before the grey North Sea tide turns, "reclaiming his territory".

("Dusk, Burnham-Overy-Staithe", by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Selected Poems, Enitharmon Press, 2001)

Contact Information

Burnham Overy Staithe
Nr. Wells-next-the-sea
approx. 2 miles west of Holkham Hall on the A149 coast road. Follow the footpath out towards Overy Marshes.



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