Cley Nature Reserve

The Cley to Salthouse Living Coast is one of the UK’s most important wildlife areas. NWT’s £2.6 million ‘A Living Coast’ project is an ambitious vision for this area of the North Norfolk coast, which will secure for conservation a string of vital habitats from Blakeney to Salthouse. This area encompasses the world-famous NWT Cley Marshes, and neighbouring NWT Salthouse Marshes, and aims to integrate these flagship reserves with other areas of important wildlife habitat including saltmarsh, grazing marsh, reedbed, shingle bank and numerous small pools.

NWT Cley Marshes: Perched on the north Norfolk coast, NWT Cley Marshes has a well-deserved reputation as one of the UK’s best bird watching sites. The pools and scrapes attract water birds in their thousands, and no matter what the season, there is always something to see.

The brand new environmentally friendly visitor centre incorporates an observation area, interactive interpretation including a remote controllable wildlife camera, a café and sales area. Four hides (with excellent wheelchair access) provide bird watching within metres of the pools where the birds congregate. Audio trail. Wildlife Detective Bumbags for children are free to hire. Boardwalk and information boards.

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