The Fens cover a huge area of west Norfolk. Once a huge wetland, they have been largely drained and are heavily cultivated. The Wissey Living Landscape covers an area of about 10,000 hectares where we hope to create a mosaic of wetland habitats and to work with landowners to enhance the wildlife of the farmed landscape.
We want to encourage an exciting range of wetland wildlife to re-colonise this corner of the Fens. Wetland birds like bittern, common crane and marsh harrier could once again thrive here.
The first stage of the Wissey Living Landscape initiative is the Hilgay Wetland Creation Project.