is the largest of the Norfolk Broads and forms part of a bigger complex of 116
square miles of freshwater lakes.
Hickling National Nature Reserve has
a great circular walk with hides, and an observation hut with wonderful views
of a wide variety of wildlife from Barn Owls to Marsh Harriers.
The British Isles was once a wet, marshy place. Despite
the loss of many natural wetlands, they are still amazing places to enjoy the
- Our wetlands offer great opportunities for wildlife
watching. Why not take a few tips from the TV team? From bird watching to mud
- Visitor Guide
Hickling Nature Reserve, Stubb Road, Hickling, Norfolk.|
Nature Reserve - 01692 598276 |
binoculars or a telescope for crane watching.|
Camouflage colours for bird watching.
Nature and bird watching, boating,
The Raptor Watchpoint at Stubb Mill is a good
starting point for watching wildlife.
The best time is mid February
to mid March - but only when the temperature is above 10 degrees or there's a
The Water Trail runs from mid-May to mid-September, and
leads visitors through the backwaters of the Broad - it also provides access to
the Tree Tower hide (additional charge).
Hickling is the best place
to look for Cranes in the wild.
access to visitor centre, toilets and boardwalk.|
is no parking at the raptor watchpoint - instead park at Norfolk Wildlife Trust's
visitor centre and walk to the watchpoint. |
there:||Hickling Broad is four miles south east
of Stalham in north east Norfolk. Signposted from the A149 Stalham-Great Yarmouth
road. Bus service located a 20-minute walk away. |
times:||Nature reserve is open all year round,
10am - 5pm. The visitor centre and tree tower are open April to September. |
£3, children free, boat trips extra. |
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