Buxton Heath is managed by NWT in partnership with the owners, Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity.
Buxton Heath is one of the best remaining examples of heathland in Norfolk. Many rare plants and invertebrates can be found, as well as breeding nightjar and woodlark.
Extensive habitat restoration work resulted in the rediscovery of a rare moss in 2010. The site is excellent for butterflies including the rare silver- studded blue, purple hairstreak and white admiral.
This beautiful butterfly was reintroduced to Buxton Heath in 1985. Males are a purplish-blue above, and females dark brown. The species favours the northern edge of the site and is on the wing from around the third week of June to early August.
Approximately 13km (8 miles) north of Norwich (as the crow flies), the main access to the site is from a small car park in the southwest corner, 100m east of the Holt–Norwich road along Heath Road.
Various paths (which can be rather muddy, particularly in winter) lead around the site.