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Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve

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Turf Moor Road | Sculthorpe, Fakenham NR21 9GN, England
+44 1328 856788
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Well worth a visit

Really impressed, its very well laid out, is wheelchair friendly as there are boardworks connecting... read more

Reviewed today
dmarti32
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
A beautifully preserved piece of Norfolk wetland

A great trip out for nature enthusiasts. The staff were very helpful, as were the volunteers... read more

Reviewed yesterday
_Little_Island_4
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London, United Kingdom
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Sculthorpe Moor is a nature reserve managed by national wildlife charity, The Hawk and Owl Trust. The rare fen habitat is managed for wild birds of prey and the eco-systems on which they depend. With over a mile of easy access boardwalk and hides this reserve is a great place to observe nature with every member of the family. Open from 8am every day. Only closed Christmas Day
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Turf Moor Road | Sculthorpe, Fakenham NR21 9GN, England
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Reviewed today

Really impressed, its very well laid out, is wheelchair friendly as there are boardworks connecting the hides. Friendly, helpful staff tell you what to look out for. Not expensive so good value for money.

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Reviewed yesterday

A great trip out for nature enthusiasts. The staff were very helpful, as were the volunteers. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely nature reserve, staff very knowledgeable. Hides to bird watch and pond dipping. Nice walk with wood board for wheelchairs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first visit to the nature reserve,I found it a very nice nice place to visit.Didn’t cost to much to get get in,there are toilets by the visitor centre.There is stuff to make a drink & a small shop as well.It is short...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly I can't review the reserve: we only had half an hour to spare and didn't go in. Though it says all over the web that the reserve is free to enter, when we went into the Visitor Centre ( which looks very pleasant and...More

Thank 845JennyF
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Sculthorpe M, Manager at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 845JennyF. Very sorry to hear that you felt unable to visit our wonderful reserve. It is clearly stated on our own website that we ask for a VOLUNTARY DONATION of £5 for entry onto the reserve to help cover our overheads (http://hawkandowl.org/sculthorpe/visitor-information-for-sculthorpe-moor/), although entry...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most stress-free and soothing experience we have had for simply ages. Everyone working for the Trust was so friendly and helpful and, once out on the boardwalks, everyone we passed was likewise. There was so much to see and listen to that...More

Thank Susie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great reserve run by the hawk and owl trust. If you are an interested birder expect to be their for 3 hours to get around and visit all the hides. If you are a wanting to you can easily double that. There...More

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We really spent 6 hours here...and I'd happily go back very soon. The place was great for those less abled, a seat every 150 yards was just what I needed to be able to get round the whole place, but that were placed where there...More

Thank Colette B
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We spent approximately three hours on our visit to the reserve. The price was £5 each and it didn’t feel like a donation. The hides are very accessible as at no time do you leave the boardwalk. We didn’t see any wardens on the reserve...More

Thank Twitcher56
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Arrived about 2:00pm having cycled there the day before not realising last entrance is at 4:00pm. Having paid the £10 donation and given a little map we set off on the boardwalk. Brilliant little place having wandered for miles around a few RSPB sites without...More

Thank Trebor5417
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Gabi B
27 June 2018|
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Response from Elaine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There were some yogi bear style picnic tables near the reception.
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53notnits
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Response from Sculthorpe M | Property representative |
Hi there. We only allow assistance dogs on the reserve due to the many ground nesting birds, mammals and amphibians. Sorry.
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