WATCH: Teenagers sledge down Thetford’s historic Castle Hill

Teenagers sledging down Castle Hill in Thetford. Picture: Neil Coomber-Webb/ www.thetfordphotography

Teenagers sledging down Castle Hill in Thetford. Picture: Neil Coomber-Webb/ www.thetfordphotography.co.uk - Credit: Archant

Could these teenagers be the next British Winter Olympic stars?

Teenagers sledging down Castle Hill in Thetford. Picture: Neil Coomber-Webb/ www.thetfordphotography

Teenagers sledging down Castle Hill in Thetford. Picture: Neil Coomber-Webb/ www.thetfordphotography.co.uk - Credit: Archant

The group of four were seen braving the 25m high Castle Hill in Thetford with nothing more than a spongy mat acting as a sledge.

Neil Coomber-Webb, of Thetford Photography, captured the teenage bobsleigh hopefuls - who he said were around 17 - on Wednesday.

The 12th Century Castle Hill is thought to be the tallest motte in England and is a popular place for Thetford residents to gather on a snowy day.

Mr Coomber-Webb, who lives in Thetford, said: “I had taken a bit of a snow day with my kids and was taking photos.

Castle Hill in Thetford shot from a drone. Photo: Ray Hoogendijk

Castle Hill in Thetford shot from a drone. Photo: Ray Hoogendijk - Credit: Ray Hoogendijk


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“The group said they were going to the top and they went down once before and then they dragged the spongy mat back up there.”

He added: “I would not have tried it.”

Visit Neil Coomber-Webb’s Thetford Photography page.

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