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Strumpshaw Fen

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Peaceful escape

Lovely quiet place to walk and bird watch. Even saw a deer on one of the paths. A lovely place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
So quiet

Have been a couple of times and still not seen it all. Various walks along well maintained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen B
Ashill, United Kingdom
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Low Road, Strumpshaw NR13 4HS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely quiet place to walk and bird watch. Even saw a deer on one of the paths. A lovely place to escape to for some peace and quie. Dont forget the mossy cream though - they bite like demons

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a couple of times and still not seen it all. Various walks along well maintained pathways are a pleasure together with well maintained and informative hides. I’m not a massive bird watcher but you don’t have to be to easily sit there for...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely peaceful spot surrounded by wildlife, spotted lots of different dragonfly including a Norfolk Hawker and butterfly. Sitting in one of the hides with binoculars we got to see a magnificent Kingfisher and watch it fish!

Thank Carmina H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Well-maintained walkways and hides make for a very enjoyable visit, with lots of wildlife to see. All well signposted, and a map is provided, though it might pay to take water and a picnic, especially if you plan to use the Tower Hide, which is...More

Thank conamore56
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Called in on our return home, avoiding the weekend but still very busy, thankfully the reserve is large enough to cope and you don't feel crowded. Lovely friendly staff and also a very kind lady in the cottage down the lane. Great wildlife as you...More

Thank Freybird
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I am a fairly regular visitor here, plenty of car parking and you can get a First Bus from Norwich to within about half a miles walk along a country lane. There is a welcoming reception with coffee etc. toilet facilities and plenty of places...More

Thank pendred9
Hannah D, Public Relations Manager at Strumpshaw Fen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon - with swallowtails on the wing we are all enjoying the sunshine this week.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We visited Strumpshaw in May 2018 hoping to see Swallowtail butterflies. This nature reserve is well staffed with many volunteers present on site in various roles - all helpful to visitors. Footpaths are well maintained, and efforts are clearly made here to encourage children to...More

Thank millersboy2013
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Reception had coffee available and lots of useful information as well as the first hide. In the second hide we saw a Kingfisher, saw and heard the barking of the Monk-Jack Deer, lots of Greylag Geese, Pheasant, Coots, herons and a variety of ducks and...More

Thank maggieyaxleysmith
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

First visit to Strumpshaw and we were suitably impressed. Variety of areas with a woodland walk, riverside area and reed beds to walk through. Despite it being possibly the coldest day ever, we saw some wildlife out and could appreciate that on a nicer day...More

Thank 2wreckless
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Strumpshaw Fen is an RSPB Nature Reserve, just outside Norwich, fronting onto the north bank of the river Yare, with several areas of reed beds, marshes, lagoons and shallow water. The bird life is many and varied and occasionally you might see an otter. There...More

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Lee C, Manager at Strumpshaw Fen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We're glad your grandchildren enjoyed our Halloween trail. Look out for lots of exciting events and trails in 2018! Make sure you bring your little 'Wild Things' along .

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Chris B
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Response from maggieyaxleysmith | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any and I suspect in such a small reserve they wouldn't be allowed. A shame really but not everyone keeps them on leads and there are birds nesting etc. Well worth a visit though!