Thank you so much for your support and patience during these difficult times. The stewardship of nature in Norfolk has become harder than ever during the pandemic. At the same time, it has been wonderful to hear so many of your stories of finding solace and delight in nature to relieve some of the hardship caused by lockdown.
 

In line with the governments Covid 19 Response Summer 2021, Norfolk Wildlife Trust will continue to follow a phased and cautious process as part of the government’s 4 step roadmap to recovery. We have now been welcoming visitors back to our sites and as the guidance continues to progress, we have been working hard to adapt to new procedures and safety measures which has enabled our centres to reopen, albeit with some restrictions still.

Coronavirus news

2021-03-01 Covid update - roadmap to reop Covid update - roadmap to reopening
Monday 01 March, 2021
In light of the Government’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, Norfolk Wildlife Trust will reopen its visi...
2020-12-23 Closed until further notice Closed until further notice
Wednesday 23 December, 2020
Update: 8 January 2021 All NWT car parks and reserves currently remain open, except Ranworth Broad car park which is...
2020-11-03 Norfolk Wildlife Trust to clos Norfolk Wildlife Trust to close visitor centres
Tuesday 03 November, 2020
The visitor centres at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves will close this week in line with the Governmen...
2020-09-18 Events programme to be reduced Events programme to be reduced
Friday 18 September, 2020
We are reducing the number of events this autumn as a precautionary measure and to comply with Government guidelines....
2020-07-15 Coronavirus update: Norfolk Wi Coronavirus update: Norfolk Wildlife Trust opens Cley Marshes visitor centre
Wednesday 15 July, 2020
A ‘brew, a loo and a view’ as Norfolk Wildlife Trust reopens the visitor centre at its flagship nature re...
2020-07-12 Reopening Update Reopening Update
Sunday 12 July, 2020
18 August 2020 From Wednesday 19 August we are trialling reopening two of the hides at NWT Hickling Broad and Marshe...
2020-06-05 Check before you come to the N Check before you come to the Norfolk Coast
Friday 05 June, 2020
Organisations along the Norfolk Coast are working hard to make the area of outstanding natural beauty safe for visito...
2020-05-21 ‘Don’t come yet’ plea from Nor ‘Don’t come yet’ plea from Norfolk Coast
Thursday 21 May, 2020
Severe lack of open car parks, toilets and catering facilities puts visitors and residents in the area of outstanding...
2020-05-13 Coronavirus Update Coronavirus Update
Wednesday 13 May, 2020
Update Friday 19 June and Friday 26 JuneThe beach car park at Cley Marshes is now open. The visitor centre, toilets a...

Answers to frequently asked questions

Current access restrictions at our visitor centres 

We know many of you have been enjoying access to the reserves prior to the centres reopening and so we have been pleased to be able to resume with some of our other visitor facilities. From 19 July we respectfully encourage everyone to voluntarily maintain the same safety measures of face coverings and social distancing that, to date, have kept both our staff, volunteers and visitors safe.

All hides are now open and will operate in accordance with government Covid measures.

All visitors to NWT Holme Dunes need to use the online car park booking system which applies to weekends, public holidays and school holidays: 1 – 4 June 2021 and 22 July – 3 September 2021.

At NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes and NWT Holme Dunes we will also then re-introduce some internal seating in line with government measures for consuming refreshments and as before external seating and toilet facilities are available at all sites. We have produced a comprehensive guide for our staff and site managers, along with a Covid risk assessment. Below you will find some insight into the preparations we have made to ensure safety, and to let you know of the measures we have put into place that you can expect on your visit. The full document is available on request.

We are truly grateful to our members and visitors for being patient with us during these continued unprecedented times and for following the North Norfolk Coast’s ‘enjoy, respect, protect’ plea. We will continue to review the situation in light of any Government updates.