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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

We are very grateful for your understanding and support.


Come and join us at Drove Orchards for our annual partnership event this Saturday 4th August. Drove Orchards is situated along the A149 coast road between Holme Next the Sea and Thornham

Entry is free and there will be 2 wildlife walks, 2 moth trap emptyings and a tour of the orchard led by owner Andrew Jamieson.
Orchard walk led by Andrew Jamieson August 2017

We have activities and displays at the big barn behind the farm shop all through the day, and the schedule is as follows.
Event open 10am - 4pm

Wildlife Walk 1 is at 10am

Moth trap 1 will be emptied at 11.15am

Wildlife Walk 2 is at 12.30pm

Moth trap 2 will be emptied at 1.45pm

The Orchard Walk takes place at 2.30pm

So do come over and find out more about the wonderful wildlife at Drove Orchards!!

Essex Skipper Drove Orchards 2018