Plan your visit
Dawn to dusk every day.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
£2 (5-17 year olds)
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Other discounts
Visitor centre only – FREE entrance
RSPB members – please show our staff on duty your membership card.
How to get here
At weekends, some trains call at Lakenheath. A new footpath links the visitor centre with Station Road north of the railway station. On weekdays, the closest station is Brandon, 4.7 miles away (7.5km).
No scheduled buses serve the reserve, but the on-demand Brecks Bus from Brandon and Thetford is available Monday-Friday. To book, phone Brecks Bus on 01638 664304 by noon the weekday before travel.
The best links for buses are along the byways from Brandon and Hockwold.
From Lakenheath village, travel north on B1112 for about 2 miles (3.2 km). Go over the level crossing and turn left into reserve entrance. From Hockwold village, travel south on B1112 for nearly 1 mile (1.6 km), go over the river bridge and turn right into reserve entrance.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
A new footpath links the visitor centre with Station Road north of the railway station. The Hereward Way long-distance footpath runs alongside the reserve and provides a good link into Brandon (4.7 miles/7.5 km).
Group booking information
We welcome group visits including coach parties. Please contact us well in advance so that we can plan and allocate car parking spaces and provide introductions to the reserve if required.
Schools booking information
We are able to run a limited number of school visits each year. We offer environmental education out on the reserve including pond dipping and bug hunting. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging a visit.