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Wild Weather in Norfolk's Breckland

Breckland is known to experience bizarre weather conditions

As part of the BBC's Wild Weather series, BBC Look East reporter Richard Daniel looks into the strange microclimate of Breckland in Norfolk.

Breckland can experience extremes of temperature, with its lowland forest and heathland creating conditions such as frost in the middle of the summer.

"It's very, very cold in the Brecklands," said Richard.

A special programme in the East called Wild Weather airs on BBC One at 7.30pm on Monday, 20 September 2010.

The area of Breckland on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk covers 370 sq miles (958 sq km).

Over many millions of years the weather has shaped its very distinctive stark landscape and despite the harsh conditions, the wildlife has adapted well to the demands of living there.

As part of the programme, Richard Daniel meets bushcraft expert David Smith to pick up a few tips on surviving a night in Breckland.


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