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 Government’s new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

From Thursday 5 November, NWT will close its visitor centres at Cley and Salthouse Marshes, Hickling Broad and Holme Dunes. The hides at all nature reserves will also close.

The nature reserves and car parks will remain open, although the boardwalk at Cley has been closed and muddy conditions at Hickling Broad mean the floodwall path has been closed.

NWT has cancelled all events, apart from digital events, until the end of the lockdown on 2 December. These include the guided walks and exhibitions at Cley Marshes, and the November Nature Explorers trail at Hickling Broad.

Cley Calling Remotely Zoom events will take place: Brigit Strawbridge Howard will be in conversation with NWT Wildlife Ambassador, Nick Acheson on Thursday 19 November; and Matt Gaw on Thursday 17 December. These free events can be booked via the NWT website.

Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Pamela Abbott said:
“We are incredibly grateful to our members and visitors for their continued support this year. As I'm sure you all understand, we will need to close our centres and put our events on hold for a while. We know many people in Norfolk enjoyed the wildlife and wild places close to home during the spring lockdown and shared their sightings and photos with us online. We encourage everyone, in line with the Government’s advice, to enjoy wild areas local to where you live.”
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