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Don't keep taking the tablets... digital-free Norfolk

15 January 2018

With the world and his wife and their children constantly fixated by their smart phone, tablets and other digital devices, wouldn’t it be nice to get offline for a while? It used to be that the internet was an escape from the real world, now the real world is increasingly an escape from the internet! And where better to get away from it all than Norfolk, with stunning countryside, more than 90 miles of coast and the unique Norfolk Broads…

Norfolk's Winter Wildlife Safari

12 January 2018

Winter is the best time to see wildlife in Norfolk. At this time of year particularly, Norfolk is the UK's birdwatching capital, but there are other things to see too. Take your pick from migrating swans and geese to otters, seals and red deer.

Winter wildlife in Norfolk

8 January 2018

Norfolk has some of the best wildlife in the county, and Winter is the best time to see some of it! Here David North of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust gives us the Top 10 wildlife spectacles to look out for during the Winter months...

Seven Natural Wonders of Norfolk

4 January 2018

The best-protected chalk river in Europe, the highest point in East Anglia, the longest chalk reef in the world, the largest seal colony in England, the last land link between the UK and the Continent, one of the first industrial centres in Europe and the warmest, driest area in the country... these are the seven natural wonders of Norfolk.

Top dog-friendly parks and woods

3 January 2018

Norfolk welcomes dogs and their owners, and we can promise lots of opportunities to run around on our coast and beaches and in the countryside. Here's our favourite dog-friendly parks and woods to explore.

Coast birdlife top 12

12 December 2017

Norfolk is lucky enough to have a long, varied coastline full of wildlife-rich mudflats, estuaries, sand dunes, shingle ridges, beaches and grazing marshes. It’s also home to some of the country’s top birdwatching sites including NWT Cley Marshes, Holme Dunes and RSPB Titchwell.

Brecks birdlife top 12

28 November 2017

Norfolk is probably the best place in the UK to see a huge diversity of birdlife, not least in the Brecks where the remaining areas of precious heath are being positively managed for the benefit of wildlife and the area’s coniferous plantations form an important habitat for a number of species. In no particular order here are 12 species of Breckland birds to keep an eye out for.

Broads birdlife top 12

28 November 2017

Nestled in the flatlands between the North Sea and Norwich, the Norfolk Broads are one of the UK's most important areas for wildlife. The shallow lakes, marshes, fens, reedbeds and damp woodlands of the Broads contain more than 11,000 different types of plants, invertebrates, birds and mammals.

Woods birdlife top 12

28 November 2017

Away from the big skies of its coast, Norfolk boasts an impressive rural landscape dotted with large areas of deciduous woodland. These include: NWT Foxley Wood, between Norwich and Fakenham, Norfolk’s largest ancient woodland; NWT Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe; NWT Wayland Wood near Watton, the supposed setting for the ‘Babes in the Wood’ legend; and NWT Thursford Wood just outside Fakenham, which contains some of the oldest oak trees in the county.

Autumn wildlife in Norfolk

12 November 2017

Norfolk has some of the best wildlife in the country. Here Norfolk Wildlife Trust's David North gives us his Top 10 wildlife spectacles to look out for during the Autumn.

Norfolk gardens top 10

1 November 2017

Norfolk has a huge collection of gardens, from small higgledy-piggledy cottage gardens to wonderfully relaxing water gardens and magnificent stately home gardens. You can't beat wandering around someone else's garden and enjoying the rewards of all their hard work!

Summer wildlife in Norfolk

25 July 2017

The long days of Summer make it a great time to discover Norfolk's wildlife. Here Norfolk Wildlife Trust's David North gives us his Top 10 wildlife spectacles to look out for during the Summer.

Spring wildlife in Norfolk

18 April 2017

Spring is the time when Norfolk bounces back to life, and the county's fauna and flora does the same. Here David North of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust gives us the Top 10 natural spectacles to look out for during the Spring months...

On The Great Pingo Trail

15 January 2017

Get your Indiana Jones hat on and get out on The Great Eastern Pingo Trail. It's a gentle 8 miles (12.9km) of tracks and trails exploring the eastern edge of the Brecks.

Where to see Broads wildlife

12 January 2017

The Broads National Park is the largest wetland area in the UK and one of the most important in Europe, and it’s a haven for birds and all kinds of wildlife. Indeed, there are more rare species in the Broads than anywhere else in Britain. But where is the best place to see it? Let us tell you...

Broads top 5 cycle rides

6 January 2017

Peter Howe, owner of Broadland Cycle Hire, one of the leading cycle hire operators on the Norfolk Broads, gives us his favourite cycle rides.

Where to see coastal wildlife

4 January 2017

David Diggens of www.hiddennorfolk.co.uk gives us his Top 10 great places to see coastal wildlife in Norfolk.

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