Marston Marshes LNR
Designated site name: Marston Marshes LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: NORFOLK Natural England Area Team: Norfolk & Suffolk (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 01/01/1984 Declaring Authority: Norwich City Council
Area (Ha): 25.92 Grid Reference: TG 214 055
Owned By:  Norwich City Council Managed By:  Norwich City Council Green Spaces
Location: Marston Lane Norwich NR4
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)

Car: From Norwich city centre take the A1056 then A140 Ipswich Road for about 2.5 km /1.5 miles. Turn right into Marston Lane (marked as a no through road) and use the car park next to Danby Wood.
Bus services 10 and 18 from the city centre stop nearby on Ipswich Road.

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: Flood plain grazing marsh/fen next to River Yare with many dykes. Some wet woodland/scrub and drier grassland. 5 ponds, scattered willows

Plants include ragged robin, southern marsh orchid, water violet and cuckoo flower. Dykes are rich in invertebrates notably the rare Desmoulin's Snail. Frogs, newts and grass snake all breed and water vole and otter have been recorded recently. Notable birds include snipe, Cetti's warbler, kingfisher, cuckoo and green and great-spotted woodpeckers.

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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