Ancient and beautiful, NWT Roydon Common is the largest surviving open heath in west Norfolk – a relic of the ancient grazing areas that once covered much of this part of the county.
Long recognised for its landscape and wildlife importance, it was designated a National Nature Reserve (NNR) in 1995. With sweeping views, primaeval bogs, heather-clad heaths and walks along ancient drove-ways, this nature reserve has an atmosphere of real wildness. In summer the heath buzzes with colour and heat, and is wild and windswept in winter.
Part of the Gaywood Valley Living Landscape.
Click here to download the reserve leaflet for points of interest (0.5mb).
Open Access, but walkers must keep dogs on a short lead March-July to avoid disturbance to ground-nesting birds. Outside this period walkers are requested to keep dogs under tight control or on a lead to avoid disturbance to livestock when present