RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

Sunset at Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Reserve

February 5, 2019      By Ian

The beautiful RSPB Strumpshaw Fen is a nature reserve located on the River Yare, 10 miles east of Norwich and only 2 miles from Swallowdale Holiday Home.

Why not take a stroll through the landscape of woodlands, meadows and reedbeds.

If you enjoy watching birds and wildlife then you are in for a treat. Birds often spotted include Marsh Harriers, Kingfishers, Bitterns and Osprey. Wildlife often seen include Lizards, Muntjac Deer and the occasional otter.

There is a beautiful display of wildflowers in the spring and summer which include six species of orchid. There are also butterflies and up 20 varieties of the dragonfly

If you fancy a peaceful stroll down to the river to sit and watch the world go by in a relaxed environment, then look no further. Why not take your own picnic to enjoy in the picnic area during your visit.

In addition, if you are visiting with children, activities are available which include pond dipping and family trails.

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen is managed by the RSPB. The car park is open daily and has space for 60 cars.

So no matter what time of the year you visit the Norfolk Broads national park, it is well worth a visit.


The RSPB is the oldest of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the U.K., founded in 1889. It’s main aim is to protect birds and other wildlife, which it does by working with local authorities to protect special places in the countryside, creating reserves and by supporting conservation projects.

Are dogs allowed at Strumpshaw Fen?

Unfortunately, due to the wildlife, dogs are not allowed at Strumpshaw Fen. Assistant dogs are permitted.

Woodpecker on tree trunk
Strumpshaw Nature Reserve