NWT Salthouse Marshes in the Cley to Salthouse Living Landscape. Photo by Richard Osbourne 1/3
Cley to Salthouse Living Landscape, photo by Mike Page 2/3
NWT Cley Marshes in the Cley to Salthouse Living Landscape. Photo by Barry Madden 3/3

Cley to Salthouse

Welcome to the Cley to Salthouse Living Landscape pages. With the help of the information here, we hope that you will gain greater enjoyment and meaning from your exploration of the diverse, beautiful and biologically important habitats of the living landscape, the wild creatures which inhabit them, and the nature reserves in which they are protected. Almost nowhere else in the UK is such a diversity of terrestrial, freshwater and coastal habitats squeezed into so small a geographical area.
The jewel of the living landscape is NWT Cley Marshes, oldest nature reserve in the county Wildlife Trusts movement, whose purchase in 1926 catalysed the formation of Norfolk Naturalists’ Trust, the first county Wildlife Trust. To its east lies NWT Salthouse Marshes, quieter and less explored but of equal importance to wildlife. At the top of an Ice Age ridge, just inland from the coast, lie two of North Norfolk’s most important and beautiful heather heaths and up the Glaven River a third heath, Holt Lowes, is embraced by the woods and conifer plantations of Holt Country Park.
These protected areas and the land surrounding them hold a remarkable range of habitats: fen, a chalk river, grazing marsh, reedbed, scrape, heather heath, hedgerow, deciduous woodland, garden, farmland, coastal shingle, saltmarsh and tidal pools. As a result the living landscape is home to a huge range of species and is among the most popular wildlife-watching destinations in the UK.
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The complex of reserves along the coast protects a great range of habitats
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Explore the Cley To Salthouse Living Landscape, it's nature reserves and walks
Take Action
There is much you can do to ensure this beautiful part of Norfolk has a thriving future.

News stories: a living landscape

2017-03-15 'Microsculpture' 'Microsculpture'
Wednesday 15 March, 2017
'Microsculpture' is a unique exhibition resulting from a ground breaking insects project by Levon Biss, Briti...
2017-03-07 Celebrating 'The Year of Norfo Celebrating 'The Year of Norfolk’s Nature' - photography competition
Tuesday 07 March, 2017
Norfolk Wildlife Trust today [Wednesday 8 March 2017] announced the winner of its photographic competition celebratin...
2017-02-16 Do some 'fun raising' and Do some 'fun raising' and "Help Hickling" Broad
Thursday 16 February, 2017
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has an ambitious target of raising £1 million by 31 March 2017 to help it purchase 655 a...
2017-02-02 World Wetlands Day celebrates World Wetlands Day celebrates major public commitment to securing Norfolk’s finest wetland
Thursday 02 February, 2017
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has announced today on World Wetlands Day that over £500,000 has been donated so far to ...
2017-01-14 Sea Flooding at NWT Cley Marsh Sea Flooding at NWT Cley Marshes Nature Reserve
Saturday 14 January, 2017
Update: 18 January 2017 Following the flooding at the weekend, reserve staff are now carrying out a clean-up and ...
2016-12-06 A strong step towards securing A strong step towards securing Hickling Broad
Tuesday 06 December, 2016
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has announced that over £128,000 has been donated so far as a result of it launching the...
2016-11-21 It's time to chat about the ba It's time to chat about the bat
Monday 21 November, 2016
Join bat expert John Goldsmith for an evening this Thursday [24 November] discovering the secret lives of these noctu...
2016-11-02 Hickling Broad - urgent appeal Hickling Broad - urgent appeal to secure future of historic Norfolk wildlife haven
Wednesday 02 November, 2016
 Norfolk Wildlife Trust today announced it is launching a £1 million appeal to secure the future of one of...
2016-07-11  A wild morning in Reffley – t A wild morning in Reffley – this Saturday!
Monday 11 July, 2016
Join Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Reffley Community Association and the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group for a fun packed...
2016-05-13 Competition to name King’s Lyn Competition to name King’s Lynn Wildlife Area
Friday 13 May, 2016
Ideas are being sought from members of the public for a name to give to a publicly accessible wildlife area which is ...
2016-03-11 Taking action for county wildl Taking action for county wildlife
Friday 11 March, 2016
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been awarded £81,600 from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HL...
2016-02-04 Towering tractors to help tiny Towering tractors to help tiny wildlife
Thursday 04 February, 2016
A huge transformation has begun using heavy machinery at two sites in the Brecks managed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. T...
2015-12-04 Winter wildlife survey to help Winter wildlife survey to help protect species in Norfolk
Friday 04 December, 2015
Norfolk Wildlife Trust launches a new wildlife spotter survey to record sightings of mistletoe, stoat and tree sparro...
2015-10-14 Bure Valley Conservation Group Bure Valley Conservation Group is established
Wednesday 14 October, 2015
For the past two years, Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been working on a project to improve the Living Landscape in the B...
2015-10-01 The Gaywood Valley Conservatio The Gaywood Valley Conservation Group
Thursday 01 October, 2015
For the past two years, Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been working on a project to improve the Living Landscape in the G...
2015-09-23 Local park’s pond to be restor Local park’s pond to be restored
Wednesday 23 September, 2015
Norfolk Wildlife Trust, South Wootton Parish Council and South Wootton in Bloom will be in Wootton Park tomorrow [Thu...
2015-09-17 Unlocking the secret lives of Unlocking the secret lives of some of the most iconic birds in the Brecks
Thursday 17 September, 2015
This year some of the most elusive birds found in the Brecks have been caught on camera through a unique Breaking New...
2015-09-16 Seven Ponds in Seven Days Seven Ponds in Seven Days
Wednesday 16 September, 2015
Can a Norfolk conservation project restore seven ponds in seven days? A conservation project in Norfolk is highlight...
2015-09-10 Free wildlife community action Free wildlife community action day - Book now!
Thursday 10 September, 2015
Record wildlife on your site; turn a school playing field or recreation ground into a people and wildlife-friendly ar...
2015-06-25 A wild morning in Reffley A wild morning in Reffley
Thursday 25 June, 2015
Join us on Saturday 27 June Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Reffley Community Association and the Gaywood Valley Conservatio...
2015-06-12 Sir David Attenborough celebra Sir David Attenborough celebrates Living Coast project
Friday 12 June, 2015
On Friday 12 June Sir David Attenborough, President Emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts, and BBC Presenter and Ambassador...
2015-05-15 Volunteers start work on new m Volunteers start work on new managed wildlife area
Friday 15 May, 2015
A group of about 15 keen volunteers joined representatives of Norfolk Wildlife Trust on Monday morning to start plann...
2015-05-13 Secret lives of iconic birds i Secret lives of iconic birds in the Brecks caught on camera
Wednesday 13 May, 2015
Wings over the Brecks project celebrates launch of project with the very first live on site nest camera footage of go...
2015-05-02 Go Wild at Barton Broad Go Wild at Barton Broad
Saturday 02 May, 2015
Join us on Sunday 10 May! Bring all of the family along for a fun-packed day out at Norfolk Wildlife Trust&rsquo...