Extending for almost three shimmering miles at low water, Alde Mudflats is a vast expanse of inter-tidal mud fringed by a rich band of salt marsh.
Explore a Nature Reserve
Our nature reserves are exceptional places for wildlife. They remain open for local people to walk to and enjoy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please do not drive to visit any of our nature reserves. Government guidelines allow daily exercise locally, and unnecessary travel is not permitted.
Keep safe - respect other visitors and the 2-metre guidance to allow us to continue keeping our reserves open for those who live nearby.
Arger Fen and Spouse's Vale is a fascinating mosaic of ancient woodland alongside fen meadow and regenerating woodland.
The Black Bourn Valley is going wild...
Blaxhall Common is a piece of heathland full of birds, butterflies, reptiles and flowers particular to the area
To visit Bonny Wood is, on some levels, to experience two different worlds.
Bradfield Woods is a working wood that is unique as it has been under continuous traditional coppice management since 1252, fulfilling local needs for firewood and hazel products.
Bromeswell Green is noted for its wet meadows, saltmarsh and woodland. Wetland plants such as southern marsh orchid, lesser spearwort and fen bedstraw make a wonderful display in the damper areas…
There’s a silence in Bull’s Wood that is only broken by the clap and whirring of pigeon’s wings and the soft sneezing call of the black bibbed marsh tit.
Captain's Wood is a precious ancient woodland full of rare plants and a superb mix of natural habitats for a wide range of wildlife, including fallow deer, barn owl and bats.
With the National Lottery Heritage Fund's investment of over £4 million in our vision for 1000 acres of wildness, the transformation of Carlton Marshes into the southern gateway to the Broads…