Salthouse Marshes (Area of Special Scientfic Interest) Circular

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The marshland between the villages of Cley-Next-The-Sea and Salthouse was purchased for use as a bird reserve in the 1920s. It's now internationally renowned for the vast number of birds of different species which call it home. It's also home to huge numbers of rare wildflowers and a vast wealth of other wildlife. This walk circumnavigates a large part of this marshland and affords almost unrivalled opportunities to see rare and protected flora and fauna, most especially birds. For more information about the reserve and the facilities at the visitor centre, visit the Norfolk Wildlife Trust website: https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/cley-and-salthouse-marshes. Waymark 3 is also historically significant for its cold war connections: the Norfolk Ornithologists Association hide and visitor information centre at Walsey Hills is a former Nuclear Fallout Monitoring Post. You can find out more from the NOA website at: https://www.noa.org.uk/reserves/Walsey-new.html and the subterranean Britannica website at: https://www.subbrit.org.uk/sites/cley-next-the-sea-roc-post/

England - East England - Norfolk - Coast

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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