About Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve
Easy Access with Something for Everyone
Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve is a peaceful place, with a rich variety of wildlife in its woodland, fen and reedbed habitats. Located in the beautiful Wensum Valley, the reserve is nationally and internationally recognised as important for its wildlife.
Created and managed by the Hawk and Owl Trust, the 18-hectare (45 acre) reserve provides everyone with a real opportunity to get involved with the natural environment. We particularly welcome families, wildlife watchers and educational groups, and it’s a great place to come for a stroll.
Boardwalks make access easy for everyone and guide you through the reserve. Bird feeders and nest boxes are sited along the way and there are viewing platforms, places to sit and relax, and four hides for watching the wildlife. The elevated Whitley Hide gives spectacular views over the fen and reedbed.
What to look out for
All the year: tawny and barn owls, kingfisher, buzzard, bullfinch, willow and marsh tits, great spotted woodpecker, tree creeper, water and bank voles, stoat and weasel.
Spring/summer: breeding marsh harrier, hobby, warblers and cuckoo in the reedbed, dragonflies and damselflies over pools and drains, butter flies, moths, glow -worms, yellow flag iris, hemp agrimony and other flowering plants.
Autumn/winter: brambling, redpoll, water rail, siskin, roosting harriers, scarlet elf cup fungus.
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Map of Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve