The Ingol is a chalk stream in North Norfolk, which can be found to the west of the village of Sherneborne. The Ingol flows for 10.3 km through a predominantly rural catchment until it reaches its mouth, close to the RSPB Nature Reserve at Snettisham.
The stream’s headwaters are surrounded by low intensity grazing by cattle and captive red deer. A section of the stream passes through Ingoldisthorpe and Snettisham, providing tranquil and scenic nature walks for the community. Below Snettisham, the Ingol is bordered by intensive arable agriculture. Here, the stream has been modified to such an extent that it has almost no ecological value.
If you would like to find out more about the Ingol, the wildlife it supports, or the problems facing this river and the proposed solutions to these problems, please download our Catchment Plan.
River Ingol Projects
River Ingol wetland creation
October 2017 - May 2018
A new wetland has been constructed to provide a natural, low-cost and sustainable water treatment method - whilst avoiding the installation of costly and carbon-intensive nutrient stripping techniques.
A woody habitat project at Snettisham
A new project has been undertaken to restore a section of the River Ingol near to Snettisham.