The Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest nature reserve purchased in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’, is more than 300 hectare
NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes is one the country’s most popular birdwatching hotspots, attracting more than 11,000 visitors each year.
The six hides (four of which are accessible via boardwalks) give fantastic views across pools and scrapes that are specially managed to attract breeding and passage birds.
The reserve also hosts an amazing array of colourful marine life just offshore from Cley and Salthouse Marshes as part of the 32km (20 miles) Cromer Shoal Chalk Reef.
Amenities on the reserve include the award-winning visitor centre which features interactive displays, regularly changing exhibitions, and a well-stocked gift and book shop. The Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre provides popular events, workshops, performances, guided walks and seasonal festivals. There is also a large café which serves tasty local produce and offers panoramic views over the marshes and coastline.
Sorry, no dogs on the reserve. Please visit our website for more information.
The visitor centre and some paths are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Please check our website for more details.
Members and children:
£5.50 (with Gift Aid); Standard price £5
Visitor centre is free to enter.
Car park charges apply to some visitors
Reserve open dawn till dusk. Please check our website for seasonal visitor centre opening hours.
- Wheelchair accessible