You may not have heard of Heigham Holmes, but this 500 acre nature reserve is an oasis of calm and a haven for wildlife – and heaven for wildlife lovers.
It’s a unique and internationally important site, with reed-fringed flood banks, open water, grazing marsh, scrub and wet woodland. They're linked by a maze of dykes and pools characteristic of the Norfolk broadland landscape.
Look out for marsh harriers, barn owls, bittern and crane, which all call the reserve home, along with wading birds such as lapwing and redshank.
We’re working with our tenant farmer to manage the site, restoring intensively managed farmland back to grassland, as well as re-instating water levels to create an internationally important wetland habitat. Open for just one day a year, it truly is Norfolk’s hidden gem.