Swallowtail on the Norfolk Broads

With so much coast and countryside in East Anglia, it is the perfect place to explore nature!

How to become a nature explorer...

Become a nature explorer in East Anglia

Really all you need to do is LOOK.

Where ever you go on a walk, use some of your senses to see what you can find. 

Listen - Can you hear birdsong or crickets chirping?

Look - Can you see any wildlife habitats like rivers or pond, you might see frogs or dragonflies darting through the air?

Smell - Can you smell flowers? Are there bee's and butterflies nearby?

Take a notepad or even better a camera and take photos of wildlife you have seen.

The important thing to remember is don't touch or take away anything with you, to make sure that the natural habitats aren't disturbed, and nature and wildlife continue to flourish in East Anglia!

Where to go to be a nature explorer...

RSPB Nature Trail

East Anglia really is chock-a-block with places to discover nature and wildlife but here are our top 3...

The Broads National Park

Ranworth Church Tower

the unique Norfolk Broads, over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways and the only British National Park with a city in it.

Our favourite spot is Whitlingham Country Park, where you can take a guided trip on the solar boat to experience the watery wildlife at Whitlingham Country Park. Surrounded by green banks and woodlands, it's hard to believe how close you are to the city.

Whitlingham Country Park

Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Discover the best beaches along the coast of East Anglia

Dunwich Heath is an area of coastal lowland heath just south of the village of Dunwich, in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. It is adjacent to the RSPB reserve at Minsmere.

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Cley-next-the-sea, Norfolk

Become a nature explorer in East Anglia

NWT Cley Marshes is Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest and best-known nature reserve.

The water levels in the pools and reedbeds are regulated to ensure they are ideal for the resident birds, and reed is harvested every year to keep the reedbeds in good condition.

The shingle beach and saline lagoons, along with the grazing marsh and reedbed support large numbers of wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders, as well as bittern, marsh harrier and bearded tit.

Discover more with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust

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