The village lies in the agricultural heart of Norfolk,where large fields are separated by hedges and trees giving distant vistas and lies beneath the wide East Anglian sky The northern part of the parish is part of the central Norfolk plateau land and is mostly given over to arable fields of barley, wheat and sugar beet. At Rockland Mere, now a fishing lake, there is both moist alder and willow wetland and oak woodland. This area is underlain by sands and clays deposited in the Ice Age, and most of the soils are free-draining sands, typical of Brecklands.

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In the south the plateau land is cut by small tributary valleys of the River Thet. Here more land is devoted to pasture for cattle and along the southern boundary is an area of woodland. There are three County Wildlife sites in the village: Rockland Mere; Stratfords Meadow and Blackhill Meadow

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