Barnham Cross Common LNR
Designated site name: Barnham Cross Common LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: NORFOLK Natural England Area Team: Norfolk & Suffolk (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Barnhamcross Common SSSI Breckland SAC Breckland SPA
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1986 Declaring Authority: Norfolk County Council
Area (Ha): 69.19 Grid Reference: TL 865 813
Owned By:  Thetford Town Council Managed By:  BXE Committee (EN, Norfolk CC, Breckland Council, Thetford Town Council & volunteers)
Location: Thetford, Norfolk. IP24 3EB
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Barnham Cross Common lies just south of Thetford straddling the A134 road to Bury St Edmunds.
Train: Thetford station.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Breckland grass heathland. Mixture of acid and chalk soils and vegetation including periglacial stripes.
Rare plants include tower mustard and field wormwood. 60 species breeding birds have been recorded. There are many butterflies and other insects.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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