View Parent Location

Hickling Broad NWT Norfolk

Latest Rarities in Norfolk

* Bird News Pro and Bird News Ultimate subscribers receive full sighting details.

View all sighting reports for Hickling Broad NWT

Latest Photo

Rush Hill scrape viewed from the hide on the Weavers Way footpath.
Perry Hampson
Rush Hill scrape viewed from the hide on the Weavers Way footpath.

Site Location Details

Site location details and google satellite image for Hickling Broad NWT

Please click on the map icon below to load Hickling Broad NWT in your preferred map

Site Details

A huge broad, with a number of areas to watch birds from, and there are a number of hides in the area:

Stubb Mill TG437220 should only be approached by walking along the road from the visitor centre car park. In winter, the vantage point at Stubb Mill is excellent for watching Common Cranes coming into roost, as well as good numbers of raptors, such as Hen Harriers, Marsh Harriers and Merlin.

Rush Hill TG423209 attracts a number of passage birds to the scrape, particularly waders but can only be accessed by boat.

The Weavers Way and White Slea can be good areas from which to listen for the subtle song of Savi's Warblers.

During the summer months Swallowtail butterflies can frequently be seen along the trails.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01692 598276

Local Weather

Birding Sites in the Hickling Broad NWT Area

Prominent Species at Hickling Broad NWT

Subscriber Content

Bird News Pro and Bird News Ultimate subscribers get additional site details such as specialities and commonly seen species.

Additional Site Details


For the northern side - From the B1159 follow signs for Hickling Heath and follow Stubb Road east for just over a mile to park in the visitor centre at TG427221. For the south side - turn northeast off the A149 to Potter Heigham and park by the church TG419199, from where you walk north along the road and head east along the public footpath at TG419201 and continue onto the Weavers Way.


Adults pay £2, but NWT members and children can enter for free.

Opening Times

The visitor centre and reserve open from 10.00 to 17.00.


More information on boat trips and accessibility to the hides can be obtained from the visitor centre 01692 598276.

Site Photographs

If you would like to suggest a photo for this site, please email a copy to along with the website address for this page. A member of our team will review your photograph for suitability and will credit the image to you (unless you request otherwise).

Best regards,

The BirdGuides Team.

Most Recent Gallery Photos

View all recent gallery photos

Upload an image to our gallery

British & Irish Records Archive Hickling Broad NWT

All Records (Accepted, Rejected, Pending). To filter/search please enter a phrase. E.g. To filter Rejected records, type Rejected into the Search box, all columns can be filtered.

British & Irish Records Archive is only available to our BirdGuides Ultimate or our BirdGuides Pro subscribers.
Please login or subscribe to view this information.

Online Rare Birds Listing
Search the British & Irish Records Archive