Norfolk Day - NWT's #NorfolkWild tour!
Dr Ben Garrod, NWT & Norfolk Day Ambassador, photo by John Garrod
Ambassador of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and of Norfolk Day, Dr Ben Garrod, will journey across Norfolk on Friday 27 July to highlight some of the quirky, precious and unknown wildlife nature reserves as the county celebrates all that’s great in Norfolk.
He said: “This is going to be a full day exploring the best, most hidden, most surprising sites for wildlife in Norfolk, looking for both rarities and common species! By showcasing our fascinating species and beautiful habitats, it shows how important wild places are to the people of Norfolk.”
Plan your own NorfolkWild tour
Below are our six key stops across Norfolk, where Ben will meet NWT staff, conservationists, volunteers and plenty of wildlife! Click on the titles to view the nature reserves with location and visiting information.
Explore why we have chosen these nature reserves to visit with the links under the pictures, from related articles to species profiles, and the wider Living Landscape conservation principles.
Hethel Old Thorn
Our smallest nature reserve happens to consist of just one very old tree!
An atmospheric ancient woodland, the alleged site of the ‘Babes in the Wood’ legend
The best site in the country to watch the rare and unusual stone curlew
One of the finest heathlands in Norfolk is this beautiful and vast National Nature Reserve
Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Pamela Abbott said: “As the oldest UK wildlife trust working across the country, Norfolk Wildlife Trust is very much a part of Norfolk life and we are proud to be the first charity partner for Norfolk Day – an association we will be pleased to continue in the future.
"Celebrating Norfolk is a great way to highlight what we have around us that that makes Norfolk special. It is also a really important way in which charities like NWT can raise awareness of what we do to protect Norfolk and make it better for wildlife and people. We have a fragile and special landscape and exceptional species that need care and this is a great way to show everyone why they matter. For people too, enjoying our wild spaces are a vital part of healthy living and well-being.
"We hope you enjoy following Ben’s journey on social media and with Archant and Radio Norfolk and feel inspired to venture out yourselves over the summer.”
David Powles, EDP editor said: "I'm thrilled that the trust has chosen to become a charity partner for Norfolk Day. It does great work promoting and protecting our beautiful and precious county."