Sir David Attenborough has just announced his favourite place in the UK to spot wildlife is Cley Marshes near Fakenham. In an article for a national newspaper, Sir David also praised Norfolk Wildlife Trust for its management of Cley Marshes.
Living in Norwich we’re lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of natural hotspots. You don’t even need to venture too far from the city.
Here’s a list of our favourite places to wander around and have some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Ranworth is a lovely broadland village with a broad closed to boating as its a nature reserve. It has a large floating thatched conversation centre which is a great source of information for anyone interested in nature and young children.
Located roughly 6 miles east of Norwich is Strumpshaw Fen, an RSPB reserve situated on the River Yare. The reserve itself has a full range of broadland habitats and wildlife.
Located on the north Norfolk coast, between the villages of Titchwell and Thornham, Titchwell Marsh is full of diverse habitats. The wide sandy beach offers extensive views across The Wash.
Hickling Broad is one of the largest broads in Norfolk. It is a haven for wildlife all year-round. There's a water trail available in the summer which takes you by boat across open water and through reeds.