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Broads, Brecks and coast

Norfolk is justly known as one of Britain’s best counties for wildlife. From a base just north of Norwich, we’ll explore a diverse range of habitats in search of early-summer wildlife.
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Four nights accommodation, full board. Local transport and entry fees as specified in itinerary.

Not included

Travel to Crostwick. Refreshments. Gratuities. Travel insurance. Covid tests and associated costs.

Group size

Minimum 4, maximum 12.

We will spend our first day in Broadland, England’s most important lowland wetland, where we will visit the Yare Valley. Hairy Dragonfly, Norfolk Hawker and Swallowtail butterflies are among the rare creatures we may see on the wing over fens full of fascinating plantlife. Marsh Harriers are busy hunting, Bitterns are booming and the reedbeds are alive with the song of freshly-returned warblers. We will take a boat trip out by traditional ‘reedlighter’, visiting to remote hides only accessible by boat and a 60 foot tree tower, providing views of Hickling Broad and the landscape beyond.

We will visit Breckland, Norfolk’s historic sandy grassland, where Mediterranean plants and insects have their northern-most outposts and Stone Curlews have their national stronghold. Though the landscape has changed dramatically, we’ll find quiet corners of the Brecks where we can still explore the fascinating history and natural history of these unique grasslands.

Heading to the famous North Norfolk Coast, we will take another boat trip out to Blakeney Point, where we will visit the busy colonies of breeding terns and occasional bobbing seals. We will visit nearby coastal marshes, where we will look for dozing Spoonbills, and listen out for pinging Bearded Tits amongst the reeds, or head inland to Kelling Heath, where Adder, Green Hairstreak and Woodlark may be amongst the interesting species to be found.

Please note that holidays change, although sometimes only slightly, from year to year and previous trip reports may not reflect the planned itinerary, or other holiday details, for the current trip. Please ask us if you would like to know of any significant differences.

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