Great Eastern Pingo Trail LNR
Designated site name: Great Eastern Pingo Trail LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: NORFOLK Natural England Area Team: Norfolk & Suffolk (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Breckland Forest SSSI Breckland SPA Cranberry Rough Hockham SSSI
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1991 Declaring Authority: Norfolk County Council
Area (Ha): 4.22 Grid Reference: TL 929 934
Owned By:  Norfolk Wildlife Trust Managed By:  Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Location: Larling, Norwich. NR16
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)

Leave Watton on the A1075 to Thetford road. Just before Stow Bedon, look for the Great Eastern Pingo Trail car park located behind the lay-by as the road bends to the left.
Entrance is from the car park via a kissing gate.

Train: Eccles Road 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: A rich mosaic of habitats ranging from damp low-lying grassland studded with small pools, to fen, scrub and woodland. The 140 hectares of the nature reserve lie in a shallow valley with a large lake, Thompson Water, at its western end. This intricate mix of wetlands, woodlands and grasslands supports a tremendous diversity of wildlife including many rare plants and insects.
Famous for its pingos, a series of 300 or so shallow pools with a dazzling array of water plants, it is one of the most important sites in Europe for water beetles and in the UK for dragonflies.

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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