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Sculthorpe Moors New Aerial Walkway is Nearing Completion!

Sculthorpe Moors new aerial viewing platform and hide.  It's almost ready!
Sculthorpe Moors new aerial viewing platform and hide. It’s almost ready!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been 3 years in the planning and 18 months under construction, but now the time is almost upon us to open our new aerial walkway, viewing platform and hide.  We here at Sculthorpe Moor are very excited by the news and can’t wait to share the experience with you.  

Thanks to our valued volunteers, without which this project would not have been possible, we are soon able to offer all our visitors, of all abilities, full access to our beautiful nature reserve.  The walkway has been built on a shallow gradient, suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs, along a length of 80m leading up to the viewing platform, raised 4 metres above the reed beds.  Following our successful reed bed restoration project, the aerial hide will offer views across the spectacular Wensum river valley and our newly created scrape, which currently has nesting tufted ducks, lapwing chicks, cuckoos, marsh harriers and kingfishers, to name but a few.  

Watch this space for further updates on the opening of our new aerial walkway and hide…

Sculthorpe Moors new aerial walkway leading up to the 4 metre high viewing platform
Sculthorpe Moors new aerial walkway leading up to the 4 metre high viewing platform

Martin Hayward Smith Talks About His New Book ‘My Year With Hares’

Internationally renowned wildlife cameraman and director Martin Hayward Smith will give a talk about his critically acclaimed book ‘My Year With Hares’ at the Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve. Local lad Martin was commissioned to make a film about hares; during the making of this program he gained footage of behaviour never before seen. With unlimited… Continue Reading

New post – seasonal peregrine project officer

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point Project Officer We need an enthusiastic, friendly and organised person with a good working knowledge of Peregrines and birds of prey although background information will be given. You must be able to manage a large team of volunteers of all ages and abilities. Full time: 18-week contract from March 16… Continue Reading

Reserve Rangers challenge for the half term holidays

Young people visiting Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve this autumn half term can take part in a fun challenge which involves lots of things to do and look out for on the reserve. Children need to collect their Reserve Rangers card from the visitor centre the first time they visit and bring it with them each time… Continue Reading

Latest Friends of Sculthorpe Moor 300 club draw

The Friends of Sculthorpe Moor 300 Club is a lottery draw that raises funds for the conservation and educational work on the Reserve. There are four draws a year, the latest of which took place on Friday 12 September. With 172 tickets in the draw, the prize fund was £645. 1st prize £322.50, to Mrs.… Continue Reading

Reserve Rangers summer challenge launched

  Young people visiting Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve this summer can take part in a fun summer challenge which involves lots of things to do and look out for on the reserve. Children need to collect their Reserve Rangers card from the visitor centre the first time they visit and bring it with them… Continue Reading

Hawk and Owl Trust ‘Baling for Biodiversity’ Project Receives Award for Habitat Restoration

The team from our Sculthorpe Moor Reserve, especially Neil Chadwick, Baling for Biodiversity Project Officer, are delighted to have been recognised for their habitat restoration work by the Norfolk Biodiversity Project.  This fledgling project is making great inroads on sites around Norfolk that have been crying out for attention.  Several of the sites are designated… Continue Reading