Hickling Broad

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This location is classed as Nature / Green Space.
It's Longitude is 1.5988875 and Latitude is 52.7442087, and it's readable address is Hickling, Norwich NR12 0BW, UK.

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The largest of the Broads, NWT Hickling Broad is a year-round haven for wildlife. It is easy to spend a day walking around its trails or, in summer, gently whiling away a couple of hours taking in the Broad’s hidden corners on one of NWT’s Boat Trails. Download timetable here. Hickling is situated on the Upper Thurne river system, which holds a significant percentage of the UK population of common crane as well as important breeding numbers of bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit and Cetti’s warbler. In winter large numbers of marsh harriers roost in the reedbed north east of Stubb Mill; merlin and hen harrier are also regular. Barn owl is almost guaranteed and you may see kingfisher if you are lucky. Interesting mammals include the introduced Chinese water deer, red deer and hard-to-see otters. Among the many insects are two iconic local specialities – the swallowtail butterfly and the Norfolk hawker dragonfly – though many equally rare, albeit lesser-known, invertebrates also occur. Plants are well-represented, with the important milk parsley: the larval food plant of the swallowtail.   Moorings available We have nine moorings available at Hickling Broad. These will run from 1 April to 31 October 2019, and can be renewed yearly. Please contact Claire Brooks on 01603 625540 or by emailing claireb@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk The moorings will be offered on a first come first served basis.  

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