Weeting Heath Nature Reserve

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Weeting Heath Nature Reserve

Weeting Heath Nature Reserve
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cliff d
Ipswich, UK521 contributions
Stone curlew
May 2021 • Solo
Great place to see stone curlew in spring and summer plus other birds and wildlife.

Two hides plus woodland walks across the road.
Written May 12, 2021
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Gleb
35 contributions
Weeting Heath
Jun 2020
This is a spectacular site which offers visitors extremely high chances of seeing the elusive stone-curlew, this being the best place in the country to see these elusive birds.
After just ten minutes of searching for them from the hides I was easily able to observe them for hours whilst they gave wonderful views. Buzzards frequent the lands around and curlews are often seen here as well, and long-eared owl reside nearby.
It also has a large inaccessible portion of the reserve but which gives beautiful views over the heathland.
Written November 4, 2020
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Monica
9 contributions
closed!
Aug 2019
Check that the reserve is open BEFORE travelling to it!
I didn't and arrived (along with a couple calling in on their way back to Worcestershire and were just as disappointed as myself).
There was no sign of closure except that both gates were chained and padlocked BUT when I arrived there was a car outside the Visitor Centre - it later disappeared..... I presume that the occupant possessed a key!
Written September 3, 2019
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cliff d
Ipswich, UK521 contributions
More than just stone curlews
May 2019 • Solo
The place in Norfolk to see stone curlews . But there are plenty of other birds to see and with the addition of longer walks across the road you can spend a good half day here .
Written May 4, 2019
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Isabelle S
Steyning, UK25 contributions
Overpriced admission fee
Apr 2019 • Couples
We went to Weeting Heath after reading reviews about the stone curlews and the heathland. On arrival we were refused a carers discount for a disabled visitor. So in effect I had to pay twice. I was expecting nice heathland walks. Instead it was a 100m walk to the East and West of the main entrance to reach the two hides. We did spot the stone curlews at a great distance. All the other birds could be found in my own garden. The woodland walk was across a busy main road and could be accessed by any member of the public for free, so I can’t see how NWT can justify the £4.25 admission fee. NWT Upton Broad and Marshes charge a nominal £1 parking fee and give you access to miles of beautiful walks. I won’t be returning to Weeting.
Written April 17, 2019
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Edo Z
London, UK187 contributions
Unique habitat and friendly staff
May 2018 • Solo
I joined a Marvelous Moths event that was well worth it - lots of different moths in the moth trap and several more to be found in the walk along the forest path afterwards. Very friendly and knowledgable staff leading the event too!
I also got to see a few stone curlews from the West Hide - close enough to see with just binoculars. Also there were a few tree pipits up towards Hockwold Heath along the forest walk.

For anyone relying on public transport like myself, the nearest station is Brandon, approx. 45 minutes walk away. The stretch along the Hockwold Road is walkable, but there's no hard shoulder or foot-path, so one constantly has to step up onto the verge when traffic is coming. Not ideal. There is however a longer (7km in total) but safer and prettier way around. I'll include the screenshot of the google map for this in the photos.
Written May 13, 2018
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30Verdemar
Amersham, UK107 contributions
The place for stone curlews
May 2018 • Solo
A nature reserve just outside Weeting run by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Go there in Spring to see the stone curlews. You may have to wait in the hide for a long time as they are elusive.
There nofacilities here,just a small reserve more or less dedicated to the stone curlew. However there other walks in the reserve.
Written May 6, 2018
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J S
Worcester, UK43 contributions
Fantastic staff who enthuse about the reserve
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a Norfolk Wildlife trust reserve. Here you get the chance to get distant views of Stone Curlews if you are lucky. There are also a wild variety of other woodland birds that can be viewed from the new hide or from the woodland walks. We were lucky to be there on a day when the moth trap had been on, and saw some fantastic moths. The staff could not have been more helpful, there enthusiasm for the reserve was infectious, and I didn't want to leave.
Written June 22, 2017
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WILLIAM W
Bolton, UK491 contributions
excellent
May 2017 • Couples
A flying visit - but not disappointed. Stone curlew had relocated because of fox predation but still visible with a scope. Friendly and informative reception, coffees etc available in visitor centre
Written June 17, 2017
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johnfromlynn
kings lynn30 contributions
Amazing variety of Birds
Apr 2017 • Couples
Weeting Heath is a Norfolk Wildlife Trust site.

It's main attraction for serious twitchers, which I'm not, is the Stone Curlew.
Very difficult to spot, we stayed for a while in 1 of the hides but didn't see any as they are very well camouflaged.
But what we did see was an amazing variety of birds in another hide, probably the best show I've seen. A knowledgeable guy in the hide helped us identify them.

A walk around the woods opposite was alive with the birds singing, although slightly spoiled by someone moving a marker post, so we didn't get the full walk completed. We advised the visitor centre and hope Norfolk Wildlife Trust have sorted it.

This would be a lovely spot for children to get to know various birds or good practice if you are taking up photography. It's not a massive place so I would suggest fitting this in with other activities, or visiting 1 of the other Reserves close by.

We will go back again and enjoyed our time there. Think you should give it a try and support Norfolk Wildlife Trust and our countryside.
Written April 25, 2017
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