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Picture: Egyptian goose
Egyptian geese are just one of the many bird species to be found at Whitlingham
Nature Walk At Whitlingham Country Park

The country park, just a couple of miles from the centre of Norwich, includes the first broad to have been created in Norfolk for centuries and boasts a thriving wildlife habitat for both plants and animals.
Walk details:
Start point: Whitlingham Country Park, Norwich
Park Rangers' office: 01603 610734
Ordnance Survey: Landranger 134: Map ref - 254078
Distance: Approx 3.5km (2.2 miles)
Time: Approx 1.5 hours
Other walks: Whitlingham Park History Walk
Interactive: Tour of Whitlingham Park
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British Isles: A Natural History was an eight-piece epic series presented by Alan Titchmarsh in 2004 on BBC ONE. Alan unravelled the story of the evolution of the British Isles.

To accompany the series created this Walk Through Time, exploring the long history and a vibrant natural habitat to be found at Whitlingham Country Park.

More info:
Whitlingham Park includes one of the largest broads in area, almost one mile long from east to west. Wildlife includes Egyptian geese, mute swans, wildfowl, dragonflies and an occasional sighting of the iconic swallowtail butterfly.

Getting there:
By bus:
For the latest timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For details of wheelchair friendly buses on this route contact First Eastern Counties buses on 0845 602 0121 if travelling Monday to Saturday.

On a Sunday the route is operated by Anglian Coaches, call 01502 711109. It is a 10-minute walk along Whitlingham Lane to the park.

By car: Whitlingham Country Park is just 10 minutes drive from Norwich city centre. Follow the signs for Trowse, then turn left down Whitlingham Lane and follow signs for the Little and Great Broad.

Car Parking: £1 for up to two hours, £3 over two hours, disabled badge holders - free.

By boat: Access to the park is available by the river city shuttle which leaves Norwich from Elm Hill Quay and Railway Station Quay. Call City Boats on 01603 701701.

By bike: National cycle route one runs through the park.

Walk conditions
Paths are a mix of tarmac and compacted earth/stone that can become muddy after rain, but are wheelchair and buggy friendly.

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