NWT Thorpe Marshes

Bordering the River Yare, Thorpe Marshes is one of the Trust’s more urban sites, located on the eastern fringe of Norwich. The site is a wonderful mixture of habitats: flower-rich marshes criss-crossed with dykes that are home to many dragonfly and damselfly species, including the rare Norfolk hawker, and the even larger emperor dragonfly. Several species of common butterfly can also be encountered on a good day.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Images by Richard Osbourne

Contact Us

Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Bewick House
22 Thorpe Road
Norwich, NR1 1RY

T: 01603 625540

Species Flight Periods

These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in the north where the climate is cooler.

NWT Thorpe Marshes