Where to watch birds in the Wensum Valley

This page aims to give members a guide to sites often mentioned by members recording birds in the Wensum Valley.  A series of guides is in progress and will be linked to each site name (pdf) as they are published (first published in the newsletter).  You can download the guide to your own computer (needs Adobe Acrobat reader), or view it in your browser online.

The best map for the valley is OS Explorer map Sheet 238: Dereham & Aylsham.  The grid references given are generally for the square or tetrad.  The existence of a site on this page does not indicate that rights of way exist.  Watching may be from a road or specified point courtesy of the landowner, although most of these are written as “Wensum Walks”.  Please be courteous and follow the country code.

West Raynham TF8725 (pdf)

Sculthorpe Moor TF9029 (pdf)

Great Ryburgh Raptor Watch Point TF970258

Guist Common TF9925

Bintree Mill TF998243

Bintree Hills TF9922 – TG0021

Foxley Wood TG0422

Swanton Morley Gravel Pits & Billingford Common TG0119

Swanton Morley Sewage Works TG0318

Mill Street TG0517

Sparham Pools TG0717 (pdf)

Great Witchingham Common (Lenwade Common) TG0917

Whitwell Common TG0820

Alderford Common TG1218 (pdf)

Ringland Hills TG1312

Costessey Pits TG1612

Buxton Heath TG1721

Marsham Heath TG1723

This is not an exclusive list and additions from members are always welcome.

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