Share your cold snaps

The crispness of snow, the sparkle of frost and the silhouette of trees bereft of their leaves all have a real beauty to them. So what better excuse do you need than to grab your camera and get snapping some of the beautiful Norfolk scenery?

We’re encouraging people all winter to get snapping their best wintry shots of our county and submit them to the Norfolk Winter Flickr group.

The grounds of Blickling Hall, near Aylsham, covered in snow. Credit: Gerry Balding

The grounds of Blickling Hall, near Aylsham, covered in snow. Credit: Gerry Balding

For the uninitatiated, Flickr is a photo sharing website which has millions of photos on it from millions of photographers all over the world. Over the next few months if you take a photo in Norfolk that you want to share with other people, whether it’s your local town lit up for Christmas, a snow covered building, the wildlife in your back garden, or anything else for that matter, send them in to us and they’ll join the current selection of excellent shots in the group. It’s a great way of promoting our lovely county to vistors and people who live here alike.

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Norwich Royal Arcade decorated and illuminated for Christmas. Credit: Gerry Balding

Getting your photo on the group is easy. It’s an open group and is free for anyone to join so hit the ‘Join This Group’ button and you’re in. After that just go to the photo you want to add, click the ‘Add to a Group’ link and choose Norfolk Winter, and Bob’s your uncle! 

The River Bure frozen over with the Wroxham Bridge in the background. Credit: Gerry Balding

The River Bure frozen over with the Wroxham Bridge in the background. Credit: Gerry Balding

Regular readers of this blog may recognise some of the photos from

The combination of sunshine and snow can often produce great winter photos. Credit: Nick Ford
The combination of sunshine and snow can often produce great winter photos. Credit: Nick Ford

the group as we’ve used a number of them in our blog posts so far this winter. There are some beautiful shots of our stunning county, and we’ve selected just a few of them for this blog post too.

We’d love to have even more wonderful wintry photos to choose from though. If you do share photos in the group, you can allow us to use them here by licensing it with Creative Commons. We will, of course, give you credit for having taken the picture.

If you don’t have a Flickr account but would still like to send us a photo or two for the blog or in the group, you can email steve.sanders@norfolk.gov.uk.

A snowy road in Tibbenham.

A  road covered in ice in Tibbenham.

And remember – a photo doesn’t have to contain snow to be wintry and we’re lucky that there are lots of scenic landscapes, buildings, seasonal events and wildlife in Norfolk. You don’t need the a flashy camera either, if you’ve taken a picture on your phone and you’re happy with it then please send it over.

Here at Norfolk Winter we’ve had a go ourselves and, in true Blue Peter style, here’s one we took earlier of a snow-dusted road in the low morning sun in Lakenham in Norwich today.

Southwell Road in Lakenham covered in light snow at 9am this morning

Southwell Road in Lakenham covered in light snow at 9am this morning.

Happy snapping!

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