Norfolk has some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in Britain and a variety of habitats offering advantages to a diverse range of wildlife. This includes cliffs, coastal marshes, rare heath lands, woodland, parkland and the unchanging grounds of stately houses and estates.
Low rainfall and a continental climate make it a unique wildlife environment and a haven for wild flowers and insects. Norfolk has an internationally important array of shorelines, with mussel beds providing food for common seal and immense flocks of migratory waders.
In the past, parts of Norfolk were wrestled from the sea by building dykes and sea walls. We now have areas with great barriers of reed, higher than a person's head, which are inhabited by curlew, redshank and brent geese from Siberia, who over winter in Norfolk. Inland areas of oak and ash woodland with coppiced hazel and large modern conifer plantations also provide refuge for a wide variety of birds.
|Holmes Dunes||Ringstead Downs||Cley Reserve||Salthouse Marsh|
|Holt Country Park||Snettisham Reserve||Sculthorpe Moor||Ranworth Broad|
|Blakeney Point||Holkham||Pensthorpe||Horsey Broad|
|Kelling Heath||Titchwell Reserve||How Hill||Hickling Broad|
|Blickling Estate||Hickling Broad||Felbrigg Woods||Cockshot Broad|
|Sheringham Park||Strumpshaw Reserve||Mannington||Scolt Head Island|