Wildlife Trust 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: Dawn till dusk, every day, all year round

Entry fee: Free

Getting there: Located in Thorpe St Andrew, just outside Norwich. To visit the reserve, walk along Whiltlingham Lane, at the traffic light junction with Yarmouth Road. At the end of this short road there is a footbridge over the railway line which gives access to the reserve.  There is no parking on Whitlingham Lane. The site is easily reached via bus from Norwich city centre.

Facilities: Footpaths (can often be muddy, so boots are recommended).

Events: Guided walks Click here for calendar.


Images by Richard Osbourne

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