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Address: Blakney Road, Letheringsett, England
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Nature at its best

This small privately run nature reserve in the centre of the Glaven Valley on the Bayfield estate near Holt is truly wonderful. The owners have used the natural undulations of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Holt, United Kingdom
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Holt, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small privately run nature reserve in the centre of the Glaven Valley on the Bayfield estate near Holt is truly wonderful. The owners have used the natural undulations of the land to create specific areas dedicated to different types of habitats, wildflower meadows, water gardens, wetland woods, butterfly and bee gardens to name but a few. Added to this... More 

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Thank Thomas D
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a coffee and found the cafe interesting and attractive, the staff were welcoming and helpful. The bird feeding area was particularly attractive. Unfortunately we were inundated by dogs with owners who seemed to think everyone should like the animals. We like dogs but not wet, dirty and smelly ones, it completely spoilt the visit. I realise it... More 

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Thank Graham T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were brought here for lunch by a friend. The approach through the estate is beautiful and peaceful. Ideal to stop off for a peaceful and friendly meal/snack break. Or indeed to stay for longer and wander around the grounds and by the river. We met the field mice who are being nurtured and saw where the next planting of... More 

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Thank Christingled11
Chatham, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I drove through this area, and I couldn't help but slow down to take it the beauty around me, luckily the roads were quiet as I ambled along admiring the surrounding. The Norfolk countryside is breathtaking in parts. I saw a deer cross the road, kestrel and buzzards in the air and wild fowl in the fields. Fresh air, peace... More 

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Thank carol g
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We discovered this place by accident, and are so glad we did. A peaceful, natural setting, dog welcome if on lead. We had delicious soup for lunch (price similar to a pub), but the sandwiches looked good value in price. Interesting plant centre to browse around. We did not explore the grounds, but hope to return sometime soon.

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Thank pollylou
Aldeby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lovely stop-off for a coffee and snack or light lunch with the added bonus of natural plant nursery, nature reserve walks and don't miss the harvest mice - tiny, beautiful creatures. The owners are lovely in this quirky little place hidden away on the Bayfields Estate - give it a try.

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Thank Donna D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Enjoyed a full morning on a very hot day - the gardens provided somewhere cooler than the surrounding Norfolk countryside. Staff were friendly & helpful, the café snack lunch excellent, the grounds and creatures fascinating - especially the harvest mice. A very noisy school party doing a project in the river somewhat destroyed the ambience and value of a visit... More 

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Thank Gus-Glasgow
Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited twice during our stay in Cley last week, the sun shone and the birds and butterflies were everywhere. There's a boardwalk through the grounds down to the glaven river which is full of interest. There are dragonflies around the pond and plenty of places to sit and gaze. Top all this with a very welcome cup of tea... More 

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Thank Jacky046
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Set in the beautiful Glaven valley, this is a wonderful place for children to explore and understand interesting facts about wildlife, flora and fauna, with hands on experience.

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Heacham
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We came back for a return visit,again.Lovely to see that the large wildlife pond that was being constructed last year,is now teeming with dragon flies of all colours.Beautiful. The walkway between the water meadow part is now done and the stream part dredged(lots of frogs). A time for quiet reflection in the hide,but didn't see the Kingfishers that we saw... More 

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