Current access restrictions at our visitor centres
Our visitor centres at Cley and Salthouse Marshes
, Hickling Broad and Marshes
and Holme Dunes
will open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm, from Saturday 5 December. From Monday 21 December, the visitor centre at Cley Marshes will be open daily (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
The visitor centres at Holme Dunes and Hickling Broad are then open Saturday 26 to Monday 28 December, and Friday 1 January to Sunday 3 January 10am-4pm.
Hides at reserves will reopen from Wednesday 3 December. We look forward to welcoming you back!
The closure of hides
The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is paramount. Following on from the Government's new guidance, the hides at all nature reserves will be closed from Thursday 5 November.
Parking at NWT Holme Dunes
The sheer volume of people on the coast has resulted in an uncharacteristically busy season for our coastal nature reserves. At Holme Dunes the NWT car park is proving extremely popular and at times reaches capacity. In order to keep traffic manageable and safe for everyone, we currently operate a one car in/one car out policy once the car park is full.
We are trying to manage the high visitor numbers as effectively as possible and are continuing to assess our ways of working at Holme. We are therefore reviewing staffing levels and social distancing/car parking spaces to help manage pressure on the site and in turn, your experience when visiting.
We cannot currently enable a pre-bookable approach or members-only car parking given the logistical challenges of the infrastructure and vehicle access to the site. We strive for all our nature reserves to be accessible. Although we are aware that the majority of our users at Holme are members, we endeavour to keep it as inclusive as possible, making it available to some of those who may be visiting a nature reserve for the very first time. Nevertheless, we are keen to improve access for members and this is now being reviewed.