Norfolk is one of the best places in England to tap into untouched natural beauty. Thinking about how stunning nature is, here’s some of our finest picks for the best of these wildlife and beauty spots in Norwich.
Cley Marshes are the oldest Norfolk Wildlife Trust Property, having been bought all the way back in 1926, where it was declared to be a bird sanctuary for the rest of its years. Take a peek from the views of the Wildlife centre and learn more about the birds you see, including fowl and waders such as bitterns and marsh harriers. Expansive Walk, shingle beach.
Scolt Head Island
An offshore barrier island, this is a hidden paradise that’s only a water taxi away in the spring and summer months. Once you’re on dry land you can explore the dunes or going hunting for unusual shells – some have been found as big as 6 inches long! It also plays host to a variety of species of tern nests.
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Now this is a ‘really wild’ place! While it primarily acts as a nature reserve for local birds, as the home of the Pensthorpe conservation trust, you can also see slightly more exotic sights such as Flamingos. You can even have a tour around in the explorer land rover! There are also beautiful infinity, wave and millenium gardens, and much more.
Ladybelt Country Park
This is definitely the more ‘petite’ option on our list – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a wonderful walk about! It’s perfect for a picnic, with wetland and grassland areas and a pond, and unlike some of the sites in this guide, is dog friendly as long as they’re on a leash.
This is certainly one of the most picturesque of our locations. Blossoming with wild bluebells in the spring. It also happens to be the largest ancient wood and coppice in Norfolk – and was even mentioned in the Doomsday book! They’re the perfect getaway to find some peace and quiet at the end of a busy week.