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Mousehold Heath
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Norfolk
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1994
Declaring Authority: Norwich City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TG 245 103
Location: Norwich (approx 1.5km/1 mile north of city centre) NR7
Owned by: Norwich City Council
Managed by: Mousehold Heath Conservators/Norwich City Council Green Spaces
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Within easy walking/cycling distance of Norwich city centre.
Car: From the city centre follow the inner ring road to the Kett's Hill roundabout and take the Gurney Road exit. There is a signposted car park on the left hand side of the road within 1km, and there are several other car parks around the perimeter of Mousehold Heath.
Bus services 21/22 from the city centre stop nearby on Sprowston Road and Mousehold Lane.
Visitor facilities: Site leaflet.
On-site car parking.
Restaurant and toilets at main car park
What to see: A remnant of a once more extensive heathland. The site has a mixture of oak/birch woodland, scrub, acid grassland and remnant heath. Large seasonal pond.
Bell heather, ling, broom and common, western and dwarf gorse in the heathland.
A good variety of insect life and common lizards. Wooded areas have a variety of birds including greater-spotted woodpecker, sparrowhawk and song thrush.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: ​Mousehold Heath Defenders
www.mouseholdheathdefenders.webeden.co.uk/
Contact
Mr Jack Jarvis
Email using the online contact form
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Norwich City Council
Green Spaces
Tel : 0344 980 3333
Email : info@norwich.gov.uk

Website address and other links: http://www.norwich.gov.uk/Environment/ParksAndOpenSpaces/WoodlandsHeathsAndMarshes/pages/NatureReserves.aspx
alternatively try
www.norwich.gov.uk and search for Mousehold Heath Local Nature Reserve




last updated 21/03/13
 
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