Little Pit is a small but very deep pond in North Norfolk. The pit was completely surrounded by willow trees which had encroached across centre, leaving it entirely dry and encapsulated by a web of shoots…

Helen invites Emily from the NT Riverlands project and UCL’s Sylvia to take a look inside the pond before our restoration work begins…

Restoration consisted of removal of all the willow and a small amount of sediment removal. The pond is very steep sided and it will be interesting to see whether the slopes can be recolonised over time.

A very steep-sided basin at Little Pit