Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve

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Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve, owned by the Hawk and Owl Trust contains a patchwork of habitats including wet woodland, hazel coppice, reed and sedge beds, open water and wet meadow. It is a haven for many beautiful, rare and exciting species and the perfect place for a spot of bird watching or a peaceful walk. Birds and other wildlife can be seen from the hides, the pond shimmers with the metallic colours of dragonfly wings in the summer, a quiet visitor may catch a glimpse of a water vole swimming along the drainage ditches and majestic marsh harriers can be seen soaring over the reed bed. Many of the native species of Birds of Prey can be viewed throughout the year and with its easy boardwalk paths provides excellent access for all.


Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve contains a patchwork of habitats including wet woodland, hazel coppice, reed and sedge beds, open water and wet meadow. It is the perfect place for a spot of bird watching or a peaceful walk.

We are sorry but we do not allow dogs on the reserve (except assistance dogs).
DISABLED ACCESS. The whole of Sculthorpe Moor Reserve is accessible to less mobile visitors. On arrival, if you would like to drive your car down to the start of the boardwalk just pop into the Visitor Centre or drive into the disabled parking bay in the car park and the staff will come out to help you.

Guide Prices

Entrance by donation. A £7 donation is suggested for adult visitors. Hawk and Owl Trust members free. Children under 16 free.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Find us off the A148, opposite Sculthorpe Village just outside the market town of Fakenham.
Parking: free
Accessible by Public Transport: 25 miles from King's Lynn station

Accessible by Public Transport: King's Lynn station is 25 miles away.

Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Turf Moor Road, Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9GN

Tel: 01328 856 788

Opening Times

* SUMMER April–October 8.00am–5.00pm
WINTER November-March 8.00am-4.00pm
Last entry to reserve 1 hour before closing.

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