Mousehold Heath LNR
SUMMARY:
Designated site name: Mousehold Heath LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  Biological
County: NORFOLK Natural England Area Team: Norfolk & Suffolk (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: St. James' Pit SSSI
SITE DETAILS:
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1994 Declaring Authority: Norwich City Council
Area (Ha): 73.99 Grid Reference: TG 243 102
Owned By:  Norwich City Council Managed By:  Mousehold Heath Conservators/Norwich City Council Green Spaces
Location: Norwich (approx 1.5km/1 mile north of city centre) NR7
VISITOR INFORMATION:
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)

Within easy walking/cycling distance of Norwich city centre.
Car: From the city centre follow the inner ring road to the Kett's Hill roundabout and take the Gurney Road exit. There is a signposted car park on the left hand side of the road within 1km, and there are several other car parks around the perimeter of Mousehold Heath.
Bus services 21/22 from the city centre stop nearby on Sprowston Road and Mousehold Lane.

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 remnant of a once more extensive heathland. The site has a mixture of oak/birch woodland, scrub, acid grassland and remnant heath. Large seasonal pond.
Bell heather, ling, broom and common, western and dwarf gorse in the heathland.
A good variety of insect life and common lizards. Wooded areas have a variety of birds including greater-spotted woodpecker, sparrowhawk and song thrush.

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