A huge range of flora and fauna can be found at Whitlingham Country Park...
Whitlingham Country Park was designated as a Local Nature Reserve by the Broads Authority in 2009. To qualify for LNR status, a site must be important for wildlife, geology, education or public enjoyment. The LNR encompasses the Great and Little Broads up to the banks of the River Yare, Whitlingham Woods at the eastern end of the Park, the Picnic Meadow to the south of Whitlingham Lane, Trowse Meadow and Trowse Woods.
The Park has an important role in conservation and biodiversity of the Yare Valley overall, providing connectivity to other habitats such as Whitlingham Marshes. The overall management aim is two-fold: to provide a mosaic of habitats which support Broadland wildlife of varying levels whilst also offering green space to local people, visitors from farther afield and schools for education and recreation. Certain parts of the Park are promoted for use by the public; other, more sensitive areas are restricted so that wildlife can remain undisturbed.
Staff and members of the public have contributed to surveys of the Park’s flora and fauna since it was opened in 2004. This rich and diverse collection has been compiled into the wonderful list you see below.
The information has been taken from the Whitlingham Country Park Nature Conservation Management Plan, 2014-2019 (Broads Authority, on behalf of Whitlingham Charitable Trust, unpublished report).
The Park is open all year round. The Broads Authority Visitor Centre is open seven days a week from 11am to 4pm from November until Easter and 10am to 4pm the rest of the year, extending to 5pm during local school summer holidays. The Barn Cafe is open from 10am to 4pm in winter and 9am to 5pm in the summer months.
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Don't hesitate to get in touch!
You can contact the Broads Authority Visitor Centre by calling 01603 756094 and you can contact Whitlingham Charitable Trust by emailing here or filling in the form here.
Whitlingham Country Park
Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich,
Norfolk, NR14 8TR 01603 756094
See location on Street Map here
Map reference: TG 254077
Lat: 52.62105 Long: 1.32943