- Family Friendly
- Dogs Welcome
- Bike Storage (not secure)
- Public Car Park
- Light Snacks Served
Hunstanton Bus Station (15 min)
Kings Lynn Railway Station (40 min)
Titchwell Marsh is not surprisingly one of the RSPB's most popular reserves. With freshwater lagoons, woodland trails and wind kissed reedbeds, it's a haven for wildlife all year round.
Beneath the surface of Titchwell's many ponds there is a variety of wildlife which visitors do not usually see. Insects, crustaceans and all sorts of minibeasts can be found here. Spend a little time lingering by the freshwater pools and you might spot a family of shy water voles hiding amongst the reeds. Other water friendly visitors such as frogs, toads and otters can also be spotted here searching for food or sunbathing.
Choose a warm, sunny day between midday and late afternoon and take a stroll around the meadow trail. You are most likely going to spot a Painted Lady or Common Blue butterfly but there are lots of other varieties here too. Join us on a Wednesday morning and discover which moths have taken shelter in our traps overnight. Irridescent Gold Spots and Burnished Brass mixing with their less vibrant cousins make a stunning display for adults and children alike.
Walking down the west bank path to the beach you will pass a diversity of wading birds such as spoonbills, greenshanks or common terns. This wheelchair friendly path affords unhindered views across freshwater pools and saltmarsh lagoons. Children love to stop along this trail and watch a variety of diving and dabbling ducks as they bob in the water foraging for food.
Finish your visit to Titchwell by walking barefoot along the sandy beach taking in the panoramic views over The Wash. Along the way gather a variety of shells which once housed whelks, winkles and mussels and look out for tiny dune tiger beetles which make their homes in the embryonic sand dunes. Further out to sea, you might be able to spot the remnants of tank hulls from WWII or the pre-historic remains of a petrified forest during low tides.
As afternoon lulls into evening, look out for the swallows and swifts hawking for insects as the light dims. Early evening is also the time to watch for raptors soaring overhead as they search for prey in the muted light of the day. Then with a final glance across the reserve it's time to take a final photograph of this natural wilderness before the sun sets over the saltmarsh.