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Wheatfen Nature Reserve Surlingham

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What a little gem

This was a beautiful reserve to visit. Owned by the Ted Ellis Trust, this Nature reserve is a Site... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Helen B
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Wonderful haven for wildlife

We were the only visitors so everywhere was quiet and peaceful, thereby allowing us to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 Aug 2017
“What a little gem”
8 Jul 2017
“Nice nature reserve”
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The Covey, Norwich NR14 7AL, England
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful reserve to visit. Owned by the Ted Ellis Trust, this Nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and one of the last tidal marshes of the Yare valley. It has a circular walk right around the reserve and has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a nice little nature reserve to walk around. However, the hide is a bit far back from the view and is entirely open so it isn't really good for sitting to watch the wildlife. There are not many places to view the wildlife...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jss2219
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were the only visitors so everywhere was quiet and peaceful, thereby allowing us to enjoy the stunning natural history of this nature reserve. There are numerous birds to be seen, together with masses of flora. The reserve is not suitable for unruly children who...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Love the history attached to the location too, how it became and why. Its a lovely quiet reserve and yet full.of wonder. A sky full of marsh harriera, quiet snuffles of chinese water deer, lovely noises. There is so much to...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Quiet place for a walk at any level, all for free. Love to get down to the rivers edge. Easy parking, take care along the quiet roads ti the place

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank cornetplayer11111
Reviewed 24 June 2015

If you want to enjoy nature as is this is the place to see it. A warm, informative welcome is always guaranteed from the reserve warden, David Nobbs

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Ann K
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Visited one evening in July with the family - 4 young children. Our son found a snake skin. We lost count of the dragonflies we spotted. This is a place to sit & contemplate how lucky we are to have such glorious fenland on our...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Emberizacitrinella
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Lovely to see swans with their new goslings close up, swimming next to wild iris. Nice walk down to the pub on the river at surlingham ferry. Car parking is a bit tight at surlingham when there is also church service on.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank foxfilly39
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8 October 2015|
Response from Lorraine D |
There is a wheelchair accessible boardwalk which extends to a thatched bird hide and a pontoon in one of the dykes where it is possible to get lowered into boats (although I don't know if this happens anymore, need to check... More