NWT

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country. The purchase of 400 acres of marsh at Cley on the north Norfolk coast in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’ provided a blueprint for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.

Our vision for Norfolk:
  • where the future of wildlife is protected and enhanced through sympathetic management
  • and people are connected with and inspired by Norfolk’s wildlife and wild spaces

Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair speaker schedule announced

18 Apr, 2019
Pensthorpe Natural Park has added one of Britain’s best-known birders, Bill Oddie OBE, to...

30 Days Wild to connect people with nature

15 Apr, 2019
Launched today, The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge 30 Days Wild encourages people...

Southrepps Commons local nature reserve is important new addition to Trust’s portfolio

07 Mar, 2019
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is delighted to receive Southrepps Commons from the Parish Council; a...

Latest prize draw of NWT 250 Club

04 Mar, 2019
The NWT 250 Club held its first Prize Draw of the year on 22 February 2019. In total 119 prizes...

World Wetlands Day – free entry at Cley!

30 Jan, 2019
We are opening our Cley and Salthouse Marshes nature reserve free of charge on Saturday 2...

Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair to raise funds for NWT local wetland habitats

16 Jan, 2019
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been named as the charity beneficiary of the Pensthorpe Bird and...

Lost Words campaign success!

21 Dec, 2018
Acorns, willows and kingfishers will be appearing in every primary school in Norfolk, after a...

NWT responds to Draft Environment Bill

20 Dec, 2018
Norfolk Wildlife Trust calls for major improvements to the draft Environment Bill to put nature...

Longstanding volunteer wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Stars of Norfolk

06 Dec, 2018
Longstanding volunteer, Barry Watkins and his wife Claire (postumously) have won the Lifetime...

Let's get nature book into every primary school in Norfolk

20 Nov, 2018
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is contributing £1,000 to the campaign to give a copy of The Lost...
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Grass-wrack pondweed

by Kirsty Bailey
Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s second biggest nature reserve in the Norfolk Broads is a tranquil...

Remarkable restoration underway to benefit Brecks landscape

by Steve Cox
Nature’s bounty was much in evidence whenI made an early autumn visit to Thompson Common. ...

Nature’s Valentines

by Ben Garrod
The truth behind love in the animal kingdom With spring just around the corner changes in...

Water, Mills and Marshes

by Steve Cox
The New Year is a time for thinking about fresh opportunities and what you would like to achieve...

How nature has reclaimed wartime sites

by Nick Acheson
During the Second World War Norfolk was a focus of military activity, largely for two reasons...

People power at Pigneys Wood

by Steve Cox
Pigneys Wood, as with so many lovely corners of Norfolk and Suffolk, I first found thanks to the...

Wild highways

by Helen Baczkowska
Think of hedges as wild highways, busy with traffic, stretching out across our landscape. On the...

A changing climate

by Nick Acheson
After two almost wholly dry months in much of the UK, after punishing heatwaves in southern...

British White calves in the NWT grazing herd

by Dave Tallentire
One of the great joys of working on nature reserves is being able to witness the seasonal change...

Restoration of a Mid-Norfolk hidden gem

by John Milton
The Dereham Stream, sometimes called the Wendling Beck, meanders through a broad valley, linking...
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More flapwort than nettles

by Jenny Jones (guest author) on 28 Feb, 2019
Mobilising Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s historical biological records I like to be busy...

Six months with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust

by Steve Cox on 12 Feb, 2019
I have been in the unusual and lucky position of being paid by my employer to volunteer for the...

World Wetlands Day 2019

by David North on 31 Jan, 2019
A day to celebrate Norfolk's precious wetlands Ponds, pingos, marshes, meres, ditches...

The 250 Club

by Dick Wingate on 31 Dec, 2018
As the volunteer promoter of the 250 Club small lottery, it is always a real pleasure to...

Raptor Roost experience at Hickling Broad

by Rachel Frain & Jo Wright (guest author) on 28 Dec, 2018
It’s been a wonderful season so far at NWT Hickling Broad. Lots of people have come to...

How to help a hedgehog

by Helen Baczkowska on 18 Dec, 2018
Hedgehogs should spend much of the winter snoring away in a nest of leaves a dry grass, however...

Beetlemania

by Chris Durdin on 13 Dec, 2018
It was an invitation too good to miss. Martin Collier, Norfolk’s beetle recorder, had...

Funding the day job

by Ginny Seppings on 20 Nov, 2018
Recently I had the pleasure of joining one of our business work parties at Hickling Broad. En...

In praise of ivy

by Chris Durdin on 06 Nov, 2018
The normal circuit through NWT Thorpe Marshes and along the bank of the River Yare passes an area...

New wildlife information signs

by Steve Cox on 23 Oct, 2018
11 new information boards have been placed in the Barton Broad and Catfield Fen area, telling...
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Leave a legacy for Norfolk's wildlife

Duration: 1 minute 25 Seconds
Norfolk Wildlife Trust's wildlife evangelist Nick Acheson on leaving a legacy for wildlife...

A Sure Start with Nature

Duration: 3 minutes
Children are happier, healthier and more creative when they are connected to nature. We always...

Get back in touch with nature

Duration: 1:08
Get back in touch with nature in Norfolk. Sir David Attenborough and Ben Garrod in support of...

90th anniversary

Duration: 1:50
In 2016 Norfolk Wildlife Trust reached its 90th anniversary. Sir David Attenborough and NWT...

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...

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...

Living Seas

Duration: 7:16
We dive into the North Sea to celebrate the Living Seas campaign and hear from the people...
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