Breckland is the rural area of south west Norfolk which covers the countryside around the market towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham, Thetford and Watton. It has been known for centuries as 'heath and rye' country. NWT has woodland and heathland reserves at East Wretham Heath, Hockham Fen, Hoe Rough, Grimes Graves, New Buckenham Common, Thetford Heath, Scarning Fen, Wayland Wood and Weeting Heath. This diverse range of habitats, together with the rivers Little Ouse, Thet, Wissey and Lark, is of particular interest to geologists, naturalists, archaeologists as well as being a valuable recreation area for walking , cycling, and horse riding.Wether you are a resident or visitor you will soon come to appreciate this special area of the county. Please visit the Breckland Local Group
page to read more.