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Sutton Fen

Bittern feeding in reeds

Sutton Fen sits within the Ant valley near to the town of Stalham. Comprised mostly of internationally important fen habitat, the reserve supports many rare plants and invertebrates such as swallowtail butterflies and Norfolk hawker dragonflies. There are also large areas of nationally scarce saw sedge beds. Breeding bitterns, marsh harriers, Cetti's warblers, reed buntings and bearded tits are also found here. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to visit Sutton Fen, due to the conservation sensitivity of the site. The nearest similar RSPB nature reserve suitable for visiting is Strumpshaw Fen, which is home to many of the iconic species found at Sutton Fen. If you require further information, please use the contact details below.

Where is Sutton Fen?

Important note

This site is one of several that due to its size, location and/or conservation sensitivity is not capable of accommodating large numbers of visitors (unless stated).

Where possible, we have indicated the nearest equivalent RSPB nature reserve suitable for visiting. If you require further information, please use the contact details provided.

This does not affect any statutory rights of access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act or Land Reform (Scotland) Act legislation.

For more information

Eastern England Regional Office

Telephone:01603 661662

Stalham House
65 Thorpe Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 1UD

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