Mousehold Heath LNR
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
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
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.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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