Wensum Valley (Mile Cross Marsh and Sycamore Crescent) LNR
Designated site name: Wensum Valley (Mile Cross Marsh and Sycamore Crescent) LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  
County: NORFOLK Natural England Area Team: Norfolk & Suffolk (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 01/01/1994 Declaring Authority: Norwich City Council
Area (Ha): 8.23 Grid Reference: TG 210 097
Owned By:  Norwich City Council Managed By:  Norwich City Council
Location: Sycamore Cresent, Norwich. NR2
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)

Take the A140 Sweet Briar Road, west of Norwich. Then the A1074 Dereham Road, into maple Drive leading to Sycamore Cresent.

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: Mile Cross Marsh is adjacent to Sweet Briar marsh, which is a SSSI. The marsh consists of an area of fen and an area of damp grassland. A number of years ago a local resident dug a pond and this is used in spring by breeding frogs.
Species of interest: Toads and water voles were recorded in the past, orchids
Sycamore Crescent is a long narrow plantation of mature woodland adjacent to the River Wensum. The canopy is predominantly beech and oak. The under-storey contains elm and sycamore.
Species: Woodland flora.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
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