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Breckland in Norfolk is a haunting landscape comprising a mixture of forest, arable farmland and heath land as well as a Ministry of Defence training ground.

Nature lovers can enjoy spring with wildlife watching and kettle pond dipping.

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Some moors are wild and inhospitable places, but they are also great places to see nature if you're prepared to look carefully.

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  • Moorlands are good places for wildlife watchers because are rich in game birds and heathland plants.

Breckland and Weeting Moors - Visitor Guide


Three miles north east of Lakenheath, Norfolk.

Fax:Norfolk Wildlife Trust - 01603 598300

Visitor Centre - 01842 827615

Warden - 01603 625540

Norfolk Wildlife Trust - 01603 625540

Ordnance Survey:OS ref TL758880
Key attractions:

Visitor centre. Hides.
See English Nature site plan and leaflet

Essential kit:Binoculars. Walking shoes.
Nature watching:

Bird watching - this is one of the best places in the UK to see the rare Stone Curlew.


Butterflies and insects.


Wild flowers.

Access:Wheelchair access to visitor centre and hides.
Getting there:

Follow the road signs to Hockwold and Weeting. The entrance to the reserve is off a small road between the two villages.


There is a car park on site next to the visitor centre.


Railway - Brandon Station.

Opening times:

From April to September, 7am- dusk. Public access is restricted to the pine belt and viewing from the


The Visitor Centre is open April to August.

Permission to visit the reserve away from the hides is not normally granted in summer due to the sensitive nature of the area.

Charges:Small entry charge to non Norfolk Wildlife Trust members.
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