Norfolk is a wildlife lovers paradise, with its vast array of different landscapes and terrains. In summer there is the delights of the wetlands and salt marshes, where you can spot beautiful butterflies and birds and in winter there are grey seals that will leave you in awe. Thousands of visitors flock to Norfolk year upon year, as do hundreds of animals.
Pensthorpe Nature Park
Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful and tranquil Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe Nature Park is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails, beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation. The nature park is home to a section of the amazing River Wensum, one of the most important river in east of England due to his extensive array of wildlife. The park strives to educate the world about the importance of conservation and what each and every one of us can do to preserve beloved species. Their penguin sanctuary and seal enclosure is not only fun but educational and the work done here goes a long way in the wider Norfolk community.
The awe inspiring Norfolk Broads are a place like no other. A visit to the broads makes you feel like you are in another world completely, certainly unique from any other place in the UK. Rich in history and crammed with wildlife, you will get the opportunity to spot marsh harriers, wild geese and a large variety of birds that will keep bird spotters happy for weeks on end. The series of connecting rivers is a playground for frogs, amphibians, reptiles and insects, making it a wildlife wonderland. Photography opportunities in the area are vast and its beauty unrivalled.
A Wonderful Coastline
The rugged Norfolk coastline is one of the most spectacular in the UK. With a rugged charm, unspoilt beaches and intriguing wildlife, a visit to a Norfolk coastal town will provide true R&R. Take long, lazy walks along the shore or take your family on a hermit crab treasure hunt or rock-pooling, there really is something for everyone. The coastline also provides quality ingredients, to cook at home or to eat at a local fish restaurant that will add wonderful samphire from the salt marshes to your dish.
A true gem of a county, Norfolk often misses out on accolades but it truly is a unique destination. For all those who are Eco conscious and lovers of all things to do with nature, a visit to this wonderful county is a must.