Cley Marshes NWT

NWT Cley Marshes is Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest and best known nature reserve.  It is one of the country’s most popular birdwatching sites, attracting more than 110,000 human visitors each year. The six hides (four of which are accessible via boardwalks) give fantastic views across pools and scrapes that are specially managed to attract breeding and passage birds. 

The main parts of the reserve are:

- North hide TG054450 overlooking North Scrape
- Avocet hide overlooking Whitwell Scrape, Dauke's hide overlooking Simmond's Scrape and Teal hide overlooking Pat's Pool (the three hides are practically next to each other at TG054450)
- Carter's Scrape TG056443

There is also Arnold's Marsh TG061447; Eye Field TG048450 and the coastguards by the Beach Road car park offers a vantage point for seawatching. The East Bank heads north to the coast from the car park at TG060441 and at the northern part of East Bank affords views over Arnold's Marsh TG060448.

The main access point for NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes is located 0.8km (0.5 miles) east of Cley Next the Sea village, on the Coast Road – A149 towards Sheringham.  Car parking is available at the centre, with additional parking available at the beach car park (all parking free to NWT members, charge for non-members). 

Access to the hides is free to NWT members and children, with a charge for non-members. 

Species recorded

What you might see

  • Common Pheasant

  • Brant Goose

  • Canada Goose

  • Greylag Goose

  • Mute Swan