Pensthorpe is a privately owned reserve managed by Pensthorpe Conservation Trust
There is a wide range of habitats including wader scrape, wetland, flooded gravel pits, woodland, hedgerows and farmland. In addition the River Wensum, a lowland chalkstream with SSSI and SAC designations runs through the site. With such a wide range of habitats it is not surprising that it attracts a wide range of species with typically 50+ being recorded most days of the year.
Access is a mile south east of Fakenham off the A1067.
There are a café and toilets and an entry fee is payable. In addition to the reserve there is a wildfowl collection, a millennium garden and a children’s play area.
Species: Avocet, Little Ringed Plover and Marsh Harrier breed. Good numbers of waterfowl winter.
More information is available on https://www.pensthorpe.com/