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About Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve

Jon D posted on Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve’s Facebook page:

“Fantastic day (my first ever) at the Sculthorpe Moor Reserve today. Very impressed with the set up and the fen hide is quite remarkable. A water rail posing for photos?? Tremendous work, Hawk and Owl Trust.”

Easy Access with Something for Everyone

Turf Moor Road at Sculthorpe Moor  © David Gittens

Turf Moor Road at Sculthorpe Moor © David Gittens

Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve is a peaceful place, with a rich variety of wildlife in its woodland, fen and reed bed 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 and bridges provide easy assess on the reserve © Pat Jones

Boardwalks and bridges provide easy access on the reserve © Pat Jones

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 reed bed. 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.

A stunning Bullfinch; a regular at the Whitley Hide © David Ward

A stunning Bullfinch; a regular at the Whitley Hide © David Ward

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. Video Tour of Sculthorpe Moor facebook Like our Facebook page facebook.com/SculthorpeMoorNatureReserve twitter Follow us on Twitter @sculthorpemoor   Map of Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve sculthorpre_reserve_map