Cley and Salthouse Marshes
About the venue
NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes are Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest and best known nature reserve.
The main access point for NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes is located 0.8km (0.5 miles) east of Cley Next the Sea village, on the Coast Road – A149 towards Sheringham. Regular buses stop outside the visitor centre – non-members can present their ticket for a reduced entrance fee to the hides (the visitor centre is free to all). Access to the hides is free to members and children, with a charge for non-members. The Coast hopper bus also stops in the village of Salthouse where public footpaths pass through the reserve leading to the beach. The entire reserve can be circumnavigated by a series of walking tracks, which also lead into the village of Cley to the west and Salthouse to the east. Car parking is available at the centre, with additional parking available at the beach car park (all parking free to members, charge for non-members).
The visitor centre and some paths are fully accessible for wheelchair users.
- Reserve: From the visitor centre car park, cross the road using a pedestrian crossing to enter the reserve. There is a hardened (compacted hoggin) path: left leads to a boardwalk, with passing areas, to the hides; right leads to Bishops Hide. Continuing in this direction it is possible to access East Bank (there are steps and a slope for easy access) which is a raised bank with a hardened (compacted hoggin) path that stretches towards the beach overlooking all of the reserve.
- Visitor Centre: disabled parking bays with a rough surface leading to the centre. There are push button doors, a lift to access the main centre, disabled toilets, a hearing loop and a wheelchair available.
Cley Marshes Visitor Centre, Coast Road, Cley next the Sea, Holt, UK