Beach Rd Snettisham Norfolk PE31 7RA 01485 542 689
North Norfolk is a greta place to spot birds all year round, and there's nowhere better to do this than at the RSPB reserve at Snettisham, which stretches along the banks of The Wash in a series of lagoons and mudflats. Snettisham is home to two of Britain's most impressive great wildlife spectacles in fact, one of which sees thousands of waders shift up from the Wash on high tides to feed on the banks and islands on the shore in Snettisham – overlooked by the reserve's strategically located hides. The other one takes place in winter, when thousands of pink-footed geese fly from their overnight roosts to feed hereat dawn or dusk. Even if you don’t manage to be here at the right time for either of these events, there is plenty to see at Snettisham. In summer large numbers of black-headed gulls and common terns arrive here, and during April and mid-August ringed plovers and oystercatchers nest on the beach; and at any time its lagoons and beach make for lovely peaceful walks. Dogs on leads are welcome.
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