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Bird's eye view of Wymondham beauty spot

PUBLISHED: 09:08 18 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:25 14 July 2010

The new viewing tower opened on Toll's Meadow in Wymondham by Mayor Len Elston.

The new viewing tower opened on Toll's Meadow in Wymondham by Mayor Len Elston.

Visitors can now enjoy panoramic views of Wymondham Abbey from a new viewing tower that is designed to provide access for all.

Made from green oak, the 12ft tower at the town's Toll's Meadow nature reserve, incorporates a gentle ramp, instead of steps.

Visitors can now enjoy panoramic views of Wymondham Abbey from a new viewing tower that is designed to provide access for all.

Made from green oak, the 12ft tower at the town's Toll's Meadow nature reserve, incorporates a gentle ramp, instead of steps.

It means wheelchair users, and families with children in pushchairs can easily reach the top, as demonstrated at the official opening on Saturday.

Music from a brass quintet and the presence of the town crier added to the carnival atmosphere, as Mayor of Wymondham Len Elston performed the ceremony in glorious sunshine at the four-acre wetland site in the Tiffey Valley.

John Wood, chairman of the Tiffey Trail's group, said: “It is a super vantage point in a lovely area.”

The tower provides a second focal point for the many walkers and family groups who enjoy exploring the five miles of trails along the valley, the first opening at The Lizard last May.

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