Cley Marshes Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Bug and I went to Cley Marshes NWT as it was not too far from where we were staying in Langham. I always love a chance to get out to see nature at its best whenever we can and it wasn't raining either!

There is a National Trust carpark which is free for members right on the beach. The beach is a mix of sand and rocks.

We parked at the visitor centre which has a cafe, toilets and shop.

This is a great place for birdwatchers with several hides and different birds can be seen her at different times of the year.

We took the short circular walk which was 3/4 of a mile long but takes you from the centre, to the beach and back. I was surprised at the large numbers of geese here. We had fun collecting rocks on the beach and then finished with lunch at the cafe.

Sadly, this place has ties to the USAF bases here because on 7 Jan 2014, there was a HH-=60G Pave Hawk from RAF Lakenheath that crashed here. The report found that it was bird strike (geese) that caused it. They were low flying in the area and startled the geese that live here and all members of the crew died. Whilst we were here, we saw C-130s low flying here and when I spoke to the staff and they say nothing has changed in the low flying in the area. But due to the large concentration of geese in the area, I hope that they are not putting lives at risk.

Anyways, it is a lovely area, nice short walk with a great place to have a coffee or lunch. Plus I love to see animals that I have never seen before.

All the Best!

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