Station Name: STOW BEDON
Thetford Forest sign to the Great Eastern Pingo Trail at the car park close to the A1075 on the site of the former level crossing. Note: Also known as kettle ponds, pingos date back to the ice age, and Pingo is the Eskimo word for “hill”. As the glaciers retreated, they left hard masses of ice which eventually had soil over them. Then, as the climate became warmer and the ice melted away, the soil on top formed depressions, leaving a hole filled with water – hence the Pingo was formed.
Photo by Glen Kilday