Where to watch birds in the Wensum Valley

This page aims to give visitors a guide to key sites often mentioned by members recording birds in the Wensum Valley. We hope to expand this page when we shortly move onto a new platform. Our new offering will include a photograph of the site and what species of birds it is possible to find there.

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.  Please be courteous and follow the country code.

Site

Grid ref.

Alderford Common

TG1218

Bintree Mill

TF9924

Bittering

TF9317

Blickling

TG1828

Bylaugh Sewage Works

TG0318

Buxton Heath

TG1721

Cawston Heath

TG1423

Costessey Marshes 

TG1811

Costessey Mill

TG1712

Dereham SW

TF9713

Elsing Mill/Mill Street/Bridge

TG0517

Elsing, Three Bridges Farm

TG0518

Foxley Wood NR

TG0522

Great Witchingham Common

TG0917

Guist Common

TF9925

Hellesdon Mill

TG1910

Hempton Marsh NR

TF9130

Hoe Rough/Common

TF9817

Lenwade, Marriot’s Way

TG1018

Mannington Hall

TG1432

Marsham Heath

TG1723

North Elmham Cathedral Meadows

TF9820

North Tuddenham Common

TG0314

Pensthorpe Natural Park

TF9428

Ringland Common

TG1314

Scarning Fen

TF9512

Sculthorpe Mill

TF8930

Sculthorpe Moor NR

TF9030

Sparham Pools NR

TG0717

Swanton Novers Raptor Watchpoint

TG0030

Taverham Fishery

TG1513

West Raynham Lake

TF8725

Whitwell Common

TG0820

Worthing Church

TF9919

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

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