Upton Broads and Marshes (Norfolk)
Upstream of Acle on the floodplain of the River Bure, Upton Broad and Marshes is one of NWT’s best-kept secrets.
The site’s impressive mix of habitat – alder carr woodland, fen, reedbed, and grazing marsh – supports ten nationally scarce or rare plant species including fen orchid, marsh fern, marsh pea, cowbane and fen pondweed.
Upton’s number and variety of dragonflies is perhaps its most impressive attraction, with over 20 species occurring. Its specialities include the Norfolk Hawker, Four-spotted Chaser, Hairy Dragonfly, Variable Damselfly and Red-eyed Damselfly.
Image ©Paul Ritchie
Opening times: Dawn till dusk, every day, all year round.
Entry fee: Free
Getting there: Reserve car park located between the villages of Upton and South Walsham, off Low Road.
Nearest bus stop on School Lane, Pilson Green. Bus timetables here.
Facilities: Circular walk and footpaths (often muddy).
Events: Click here for calendar.