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Booton Common, photo by Richard Osbourne 2/4
Booton Common, photo by Mike Page 3/4
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Booton Common

Booton Common lies in the valley of a tributary of the River Wensum, about a mile east of Reepham.

The species-rich fen and wet heathland contain several rare plants. The alder woodland that borders the Common contains plants that are usually only found in ancient woodland.
 

 



Fragrant orchid
The flowers of this species are purple- pink. They are one of the few sweet- smelling orchids to be found in Britain, with their orange-like fragrance most noticeable in the evening.
 
Access
NWT Booton Common is approximately 0.5km (0.3 miles) east of Reepham. Access to the reserve is from Booton village itself; there is limited parking in The Street (turn left 50m before the minor road to Cawston), from where a public footpath leads onto the Common.
 

Spring
Plants -  Bogbean, marsh fern, polypody fern, mosses, twayblade

Summer
Plants - Adder's tongue fern, marsh hellebore, fragrant orchid, marsh pennywort, southern marsh orchid, grass of Parnassus, common heather, bogbean, marsh fern, polypody fern

Autumn
Plants - Marsh fern, polypody fern, mosses

Winter
Birds - Woodcock, snipe
Plants - Marsh fern, polypody fern, mosses


 

  Storm update - 26 Sept
Booton Common nature reserve has been closed due to storm damage

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Post code
NR10 4NT
Map reference
OS Landranger 133
Grid reference
TG 111 228
Designation
SSSI, SAC
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