Accessibility at Strumpshaw Fen

Summary accessibility statement

Before you visit

  • For clear print versions of this access statement, reserve information, or map please contact the reserve.
  • Check accessibility for events and activities.

How to get here

By train

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.

By bus

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.

By bike

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.

By road

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.

Other ways to get there

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.

Access to facilities

Visitor centre
  • Wooden floor is flat and level.
  • Raised area for viewing by three steps.
  • Seating available.
  • Staff available to assist.
Car parking
60 spaces
2 Blue Badge spaces
  • Spaces 150m away from the Visitor Centre.
  • Surface is gravel and mostly flat, but slightly uneven in places.
  • Overflow has grass surface, flat but uneven.
  • No lighting.
  • Entry to the reserve involves crossing a railway line. If you have mobility difficulties or poor eyesight, please use the phone at the gate to check with the signal operator that no trains are coming.
Toilet and baby changing

Level entry.

Nature trails access
  • Woodland trail earth and grass surfaces, occasionally bumpy, mostly flat but with two short steep slopes. Meadow trail flat, uneven with 11 steps up to the riverbank. The path can be wet and muddy after rain.
  • Fen trail is earth and grass, mostly flat, but uneven and bumpy. Often wet and muddy in winter. Benches are located along all three trails.
Viewing points
  • Reception Hide has adjacent screen and level throughout; the hide itself has three steps to viewing slots.
  • Fen Hide has five steps. Tower Hide is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the entrance with 17 steps.
Dogs

No dogs allowed, except registered assistance dogs

Downloads

Find out more about accessibility at Strumpshaw Fen. PDF, 14.Mb

Strumpshaw Fen access statement