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Strumpshaw Fen

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If you like wildlife then you’re in for a treat. Plenty of wild fowl, Marsh Harriers and little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jenny E
via mobile
Delightful stroll in the country

Hides, a good mix of environments in a small area, and a nice little welcoming visitor centre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“reed beds”(6 reviews)
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Low Road, Strumpshaw NR13 4HS, England
+44 1603 715191
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

What an amazing nature reserve,so good that we visited twice during our holiday. The visitor centre has very helpful and enthusiasticladyf who explained about all the trails and the willdlife on the reserve. Strumpshaw has lots to offer the visitor with a meadow walk wher...More

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All reviews the reserve reed beds wonderful nature railway line spent several hours visitor center woodland walk plenty of car parking crisps hot and cold drinks toilet facilities rspb members be visiting again pleasant walk bearded tits rspb site well worth a visit
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like wildlife then you’re in for a treat. Plenty of wild fowl, Marsh Harriers and little tweety birds and even a dragonfly or two around in November when I visited. Facilities are good with a decent reception area where you can have a...More

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hides, a good mix of environments in a small area, and a nice little welcoming visitor centre. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thank James K
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this delightful reserve. The staff in the reception were very helpful. Toilets were located just before the reception. There are no disabled toilets on site, which is indicated on the site information. Refreshments are available in the reception, in the form...More

Thank 886clived
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

A wonderful site of natural beauty. Plenty of wildlife, trees and plants. You would be unlucky not to see at least one muntjac deer during your walk and if you go at dusk you may be lucky and see a moon faces barn owl. Great...More

Thank Guide811649
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This RSPB reserve is on the outskirts of Norwich City and is well signposted from the A47. There is ample parking by the reserve and access is gained by crossing the railway line - obviously care should be taken, especially with wheelchairs! There is a...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Visited early afternoon. Car park quite full. Welcome was friendly and informative. We were shown on map the different hides and paths. Receptition had a few snacks and a machine for coffee. A few bottled drinks too. Toilets available . Lots of picnic benches and...More

Thank Elaine W
HannahD2442, General Manager at Strumpshaw Fen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks so much for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. One visitor counted 15 lizards this week soaking up the Autumn sunshine. We hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Lovely quiet place to walk and bird watch. Even saw a deer on one of the paths. A lovely place to escape to for some peace and quie. Dont forget the mossy cream though - they bite like demons

Thank liverpooljohnMold
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Have been a couple of times and still not seen it all. Various walks along well maintained pathways are a pleasure together with well maintained and informative hides. I’m not a massive bird watcher but you don’t have to be to easily sit there for...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely peaceful spot surrounded by wildlife, spotted lots of different dragonfly including a Norfolk Hawker and butterfly. Sitting in one of the hides with binoculars we got to see a magnificent Kingfisher and watch it fish!

Thank Carmina H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Well-maintained walkways and hides make for a very enjoyable visit, with lots of wildlife to see. All well signposted, and a map is provided, though it might pay to take water and a picnic, especially if you plan to use the Tower Hide, which is...More

Thank conamore56
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Response from maggieyaxleysmith | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any and I suspect in such a small reserve they wouldn't be allowed. A shame really but not everyone keeps them on leads and there are birds nesting etc. Well worth a visit though!