Plan your visit
Car park: open, daily dawn-dusk
Reserve trails: open, daily dawn-dusk
Toilets: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
Visitor Centre: Closed.
Café: open daily 9.30am-5pm (take away refreshments only)
Festive opening times:
Christmas Eve: reserve open dawn-dusk, toilets open.
Christmas Day: closed.
Boxing Day: reserve open dawn-dusk, toilets open.
New Year’s Eve: reserve open dawn-dusk, reception open 10am-4pm
New Year’s Day: reserve open dawn-dusk, reception open 10am-4pm.
All other days in the festive period are open our usual winter opening hours as above.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
£2.50 (under 18)
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
Visitor centre is closed
Binocular hire is closed
Guided walks is closed
Viewing points are closed
How to get here
A number of trains on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft (Wherry Lines) services call at Buckenham station by request at the weekend. Four trains each way call on Sundays and Public Holidays, one on Saturdays. Strumpshaw Fen is about a mile away, via quiet lanes.
The other nearby station is Brundall, 1.4 miles (2.3km) from the reserve. From the station walk up the hill (Station Road) towards Brundall village. At the main road turn right and walk through Brundall. Continue under the bridge towards Strumpshaw. Soon after you pass the Strumpshaw sign, turn right into Stone Road, and immediately right again into Low Road. Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve is 500m down Low Road on the right.
An hourly bus service from Norwich stops 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the reserve on the Brundall to Strumpshaw Road at the junction of Long Lane and Stone Road (weekdays and Saturdays only). From the bus stop (arriving from the Norwich direction), walk towards Brundall for 40m, then turn left down Stone Road and immediately turn right into Low Road. Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve is 500m down Low Road on the right.
The Yare Valley cycle route runs close to the reserve. The proposed future route of National Cycle Network Route 1 also runs close to the reserve, while its current route passes on the other side of the River Yare.
The reserve is best approached from the village of Brundall which lies east of Norwich just off the A47. From the A47 roundabout, drive through Brundall and continue on the same road out towards Strumpshaw. Soon after you pass the Strumpshaw sign, turn right into Stone Road, and immediately right again into Low Road. The reserve car park is 500m down Low Road on the right.
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.
From Brundall (1.4 miles / 2.3 km), walk east along the High Street and continue under the bridge towards Strumpshaw. Soon after you pass the Strumpshaw sign, turn right into Stone Road, and immediately right again into Low Road. Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve is 500m down Low Road on the right.
Information for dog owners
Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Strumpshaw Fen, except assistance dogs, due to the sensitive wildlife and habitats here. We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife can easily become startled by a dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife by not exercising your dog here.
Other exciting dog walking routes are available to enjoy in the local area, with dog-owners welcome to park at Strumpshaw Fen and walk to nearby RSPB Buckenham Marshes.
Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
Group booking information
Groups are usually welcome to visit us during normal opening hours. However, changes to laws in England mean that the maximum group size able to visit our reserve together is currently 6, unless you are from the same household or bubble.
Group bookings are available. You may be able to hire a guide - please phone for more details.
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