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Hickling Broad Norfolk

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

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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

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Directions

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.

Access

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.

Facilities

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

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