Visitor Information for Sculthorpe Moor


Opening Hours

The Reserve, Car Park and Visitor & Education Centre: 
Summer: April to October: 8.00am – 5.00pm  (Thursday Late Night Opening through till 8.30pm, or dusk if earlier)

Winter:  November to March: 8.00am – 4.00pm – last entry to reserve at 3.00pm

Christmas Opening Times (2017): Saturday 23 December the reserve and car park will be open 8am – 4pm, the visitor centre will be closed (toilets available to rear of visitor centre)

Sunday 24 and Monday 25 December the reserve, car park and visitor centre are all CLOSED

Tuesday 26 December all open as normal 8.00am – 4.00pm

Entry Fee

  • A voluntary donation of £4.00 is suggested for adult visitors. Children under 16 FREE. Members of Hawk and Owl Trust / Friends of Sculthorpe Moor also FREE. If you visit us more than a couple of times a year it’s worth joining us!  Click Here for more information on how to join the Hawk and Owl Trust.  Sculthorpe Leaflet Front Cropped

PLEASE NOTE:  Dogs are Not allowed on the reserve due to the presence of ground nesting birds.  Sorry for any inconvenience   

To download our Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve Leaflet (in PDF format) then please just Click Here.

How to get to Sculthorpe Moor

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How to find Sculthorpe Moor | Directions to the reserve

Open every day except Christmas Day (please see our opening times above for further information).

Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve is on the A148 Fakenham to King’s Lynn Road, opposite the village of Sculthorpe just outside the market town of Fakenham in Norfolk. For a sketch map see below.

From King’s Lynn | Take the A148 to Fakenham and Cromer and follow this road straight, through East Rudham and past turnings to Dunton. There is a turning to Sculthorpe Mill on the right and then a turning to Sculthorpe village on the left. Go past these and take the next right (Turf Moor Road is a small road almost directly opposite the 2nd turning left to Sculthorpe about 100yds before the bollards). Follow slowly down Turf Moor Road, which will take you down to the entrance of the reserve car park.

From Fakenham | At the Shell garage take the A148 towards King’s Lynn. Take the second left along this road onto Turf Moor Road, just beyond the bus stop on the left.

You can also reach the reserve by bicycle and on the bus from Fakenham or King’s Lynn.

From London | Follow the M25 to the M11 (Stansted & Harlow) junction and follow the M11 until you reach the A11 to Newmarket. Take this road and go straight.

At the Barton Mills roundabout take the A1065 to Swaffham and follow this road through Swaffham to Fakenham and there take the A148 towards King’s Lynn.

The entrance to the moor is down Turf Moor Road which is on the left less than half a mile down this road (the second turning on the left), just beyond the bus stop.

Bus – X8 Fakenham to King’s Lynn; buses stop at the end of Turf Moor Road.
Bicycle – Sustrans National Route 1 from Harwich to Hull runs within 200 metres of the end of Turf Moor Road.
Car – parking available including disabled facilities.

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