Beeston Bump is a remnant of the last ice age, around 15,000 years ago. It’s a 63 metre high heap of sand and gravel, with a few big rocks thrown in for good measure.
The material in the bump has been moved over quite a distance by the glaciers. When the ice melted the bump was left behind.
At the time of the ice age the North Sea did not exist. The rivers Thames and Rhine formed a giant estuary. The melting ice flooded the area and eventually formed the North Sea, with erosion breaking through to form the English Channel.
It all makes a mockery of the claim, “I want my country back”. The planet is continually changing. Land and sea in constant flow. Nothing is permanent. A look at the coast around this section of the coast shows all too clearly the erosion taking place.
On top of the bump is an information board describing how the Y-station here fitted into the overall defence of the UK during WWII.
The foundations of the Y-station can be seen in the sand a-top the bump.
From the top of the bump there are great views along the north facing coast, east towards Cromer and west towards Sheringham.