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Bird watching in Norfolk

Are you a bird watcher? Look no further! Norfolk is often described as the bird watching capital of England, with North Norfolk famous for the largest and most varied concentrations of geese nationally; embrace the opportunity to see the rare visiting birds and fantastic nature reserves that Norfolk has to offer.

Cley Marshes

Just down the road we have the famous NWT Cley Marshes which is Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest and best known nature reserve. It was purchased in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’.

A new eco-friendly visitor centre opened in 2007 containing a café, shop, viewing areas (including viewing from a camera on the reserve). We have since added to this with the fantastic Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre, a courtyard and viewing deck. The view from the visitor centre across the Marsh to the sea is breathtaking.

Broads National Park

With preserved natural beauty and flawless landscapes, Broads National Park is a bird-lovers’ paradise. Make sure not to miss the incredible raptors coming in to roost this winter!

Holkham Nature Reserve

Nestled into the Norfolk seaside is the Holkham Nature Reserve, combining the stunning scenery of the sand dunes and the 11-mile stretch of coastline with the fantastic wildlife. Quietly explore the wooded paths or the coastline to see migrant birds and thousands of pink-footed geese in their natural habitat.


RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve

Free to all RSPB members and only £5 per car for non-members, the Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve is a wonderful place to bird watch, with thousands of birds spending winter there. Expect to see many species of ducks, waders, seabirds and geese.

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