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Great Eastern Linear Park (GELP)

5 August 2022

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The final park we are visiting for #LoveParks week is probably a surprise inclusion in our list of parks. The Great Eastern Linear Park (GELP), also known as “The Trams” or “The Old Railway”, runs along the remains of the old Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth railway which closed in 1970 and is, by the very nature of its former life, very long but narrow, totally 1.1miles in length.

The park is part of the National Cycle Network and is generally used as a walkway or cycle path as people make their way through it however; a recent site visit with Suffolk Wildlife Trust has shown that the area is home to a wide range of animal and plant life!  A variety of birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles alongside other plant and wildlife thrive in this area, making this park one of the most biodiverse in Lowestoft – it’s even a designated County Wildlife Site!

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