Hempton Marsh is a 29 acre site of ancient wet meadow and mature woodland . managed by the NOA. Situated to the west of Fakenham, The Marsh is bordered on the south side by the river Wensum. The Marsh Hide looks out over the grazing marsh and a dragonfly pond immediately in front of it. A second hide looks over a feeding station in the alder woodland, and beyond this a platform looks out across the river meander in the south west corner of the marsh. Fuller details are available on the NOA website : Hempton (noa.org.uk)
Species: Winter: Siskin, Redpoll and Brambling. Spring/Summer: Kingfisher, Cuckoo, Marsh Tit, Lapwing. Redshank, Woodcock, Willow Tit, Barn Owl have been recorded here.
Access: Directions: The reserve lies on the north bank of the River Wensum to the west of Fakenham. The A1065 runs alongside the reserve. Parking is available just off the main road adjacent to the reserve. The site is situated on a major main road and great care is needed to cross the road to enter the Reserve.