Living Landscapes

A Living Landscape is a recovery scheme for nature – a way to help wildlife flourish – that has been in use by the Wildlife Trusts since 2006. It is a new, holistic way of thinking about how we manage our land to be a better environment for both wildlife and people.

Living Landscape project areas aim to create corridors of suitable habitat, such as river valleys or hedgerows, which will act as ‘wildlife highways’ that will permit species to move through the countryside. Sometimes this movement will be via a series of ‘stepping stones’ – pockets of suitable habitat interspersed around the landscape, such as a series of small woodlands and copses dotted around farmland, or even wildlife-friendly gardens in towns and villages.

NWT has identified a number of priority areas where we shall be focussing our efforts and conservation work. These Living Landscape project areas have been selected to cover some of the key wildlife areas in Norfolk and other areas where there are opportunities to create new habitats.

Wildlife in Common

22 May, 2018
A two year project celebrating Norfolk’s commons and their wildlife and heritage has begun,...

Be ‘eagle’ eyed this winter

08 Dec, 2017
Winter is often a very good time of year to spot birds of prey. As the trees have lost their...

Cley Calling celebrates Norfolk’s starry skies this weekend

05 Dec, 2017
Do you know your mallard from your gadwall? Do you fancy a spot of frosty storytelling with a...

New report links volunteering in nature with better mental health

02 Oct, 2017
A new report which examines the effects of volunteering in nature on people’s mental health...

Cley Calling – Autumn Colours

20 Sep, 2017
This autumn, you can explore North Norfolk’s colourful coastal landscape and culture as...

Celebrating two decades of rubbish help for biodiversity

19 Sep, 2017
It feels counterintuitive - the waste we produce helping to restore habitats and conserve some of...

Breeding redshank return to Roydon Common after 40 years

11 Sep, 2017
A new noise has joined the cacophony of bubbling curlew, drumming snipe and the ‘tooo-wips...

Norfolk's magical meadows

27 Jun, 2017
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is leading a free meadow tour of Mulbarton Common this Saturday 1 July...

From Dartmoor to Breckland

07 Jun, 2017
New ponies settle in to manage Cranwich Camp, Norfolk.  Sixteen Dartmoor Ponies are...

Cley Calling - Spring Song

03 May, 2017
Musicians and artists celebrate spring at the North Norfolk Coast From Thursday 4 May to...
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Hidden Heritage of the Gaywood River

by Annabel Hill
King’s Lynn is well known for its maritime heritage, impressive Custom House, churches...

'Long legged' inspiration on the north Norfolk coast

by Robert Gillmor
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Landscape restoration at Grimston in the Gaywood

by Nick Acheson
In the half light of a spring dawn a nightjar reaches the end of his singing, his hollow purr...

The Wissey Wetland Creation

by Nick Acheson
There was a time when the bittern was commonplace in the landscape of East Anglia; so commonplace...

The healing nature of our landscapes

by Richard Osbourne
Having lived in Norfolk for many years, and for the last 13 years as a professional photographer,...

Foxley Wood

by Nick Acheson
In the 1960s local naturalist David Ruthven studied the butterflies of Foxley Wood, making hand...

A Living Landscape – a vision born in 1926

by Nick Acheson
In 2016 Norfolk Wildlife Trust turns 90. Throughout the year, in celebration of our anniversary...
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Winter walk in the Claylands

by Helen Baczkowska on 12 Mar, 2018
A day of snowfall tempted me outdoors, following the edge of an arable field, alongside a tall...
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Wild Norfolk: The History of the Bure

Duration: 7:41
From ospreys to otters the river Bure is an incredible place to enjoy Norfolk's wildlife. In...

Wild Norfolk: The History of the Brecks

Duration: 8:00
Breckland is one of the most biodiverse places in the UK with hundreds of special species and...

Wild Norfolk: The History of Cley Marshes

Duration: 7.24
NWT's Cley Marshes is the crown jewel of Norfolk's wildlife and in this new edition of...

Cley Marshes

Duration: 10:16
In the final part we visit the Cley to Salthouse Living Landscape and learn how the Wildlife...

Brecks

Duration: 9:37
The Brecks Living Landscape is home to important stretches of ancient grassland and we find out...

Broads

Duration: 6:09
Explore the remarkable human and natural history of the Upper Thurne and Bure Valley Living...

Heaths

Duration: 7:01
In the Gaywood Valley we learn about ancient heathland, created by forest felling thousands of...

North Norfolk Woods

Duration: 6:25
In the first of these films we visit the North Norfolk Woods Living Landscape and find out why...
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