Situated within the Bure valley, just upstream of Acle, NWT Upton Broad and Marshes is an area of quiet beauty and wildness. It is protected and managed by NWT, and supports some of Broadland’s rarest wildlife: from swallowtail butterflies and Norfolk hawker dragonflies to water voles, otters and a host of wetland plants.
Here you will find primeval-looking alder carr woodlands, open water, fens, reed-fringed dykes and grazing marshes. The nature reserve is a microcosm of the Broadland world and, in the words of the famous local naturalist Ted Ellis, offers ‘a breathing space for the cure of souls’.
Part of the Bure Valley Living Landscape.
Click here to download the reserve leaflet for points of interest (0.5mb).
NWT no dogs policy on Upton Fen and Broad. Public footpaths lead through Upton grazing marshes, and also around the southern edge of the reserve (Cargate Lane to Holly Farm). Visitors are requested to keep dogs under control to avoid disturbance to wildlife and stock.