Roe deer at Buxton Heath by Tabs Taberham 2/2

Buxton Heath

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.

Silver-studded blue
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.

Birds - Woodlark
Reptiles - Adder
Plants - White beaked sedge

Birds - Nightjar
Reptiles - Adder, slowworm, common lizard
Plants - Grass of Parnassus, marsh, helleborine
Insects - Silver-studded blue, keeled skimmer

Plants - Round leaved sundew, common heather, lousewort
Insects - Bog bush cricket

Plants - Common gorse



Post code
NR10 4DA
Map reference
OS Landranger 134
Grid reference
TG 172 213
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