PLEASE NOTE: A phase of the Wetland Restoration Project will mean the closure of Seckers and Cadbury bird hides and the boardwalk path until Easter 2014. Visitors will still be able to access a two-mile circular path around the Northern section of the reserve, giving views over the broad. The Observation Hut and Bittern Hide remain open. Visitors will also observe four excavators constructing bunds and culverts and bird scrapes as part of this project. The closure of the boardwalk will mean that until Easter 2014 there will not be a wheelchair friendly path to the broad, NWT apologies for any inconvenience.
For more details, please ring NWT on 01603 625540 before your visit. Thank you for your understanding.
Hickling Broad is situated in the upper stretches of the River Thurne, and is the largest expanse of open water in the Broads. It is a National Nature Reserve, and its wide skies and open landscape offer the perfect place for a walk at any time of year. It is a haven for rare Broads plants and animals, particularly bittern and the swallowtail butterfly.
Book on to a fascinating boat trip at the visitor centre. Explore the quiet backwaters and 60-foot tree tower to enjoy the best view in Norfolk.
Part of the Upper Thurne Living Landscape.
Click here to download the reserve leaflet for points of interest (0.5mb).
NWT no dogs policy. Visitors with dogs can walk Weavers Way public footpath along South edge of Broad. There is also a public footpath from Hickling village North of the reserve – from here you can see some areas of the reserve. Dogs may be taken to the raptor roost from Hickling car park