Sunday 9th June 2024, 9:00am-5:00pm

Wheatfen Nature Reserve


  • Wheatfen
  • 01508 53803

52.5989162, 1.4322289

Ted Ellis Trust will be putting on a Swallowtail Trail – a route around the reserve for families. There are viewing spots for Swallowtails, and volunteers along the trail will show visitors the wildlife. The event is free (donations welcome) but booking is essential. Butterfly Conservation will be there, and there is also a plant stall and refreshments for sale (cash only, no card machine).

There are five guided walks throughout the day at 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm. Limited places available, please book your preferred walk 

Please note the Reserve it tidal, wellies are strongly recommended. Refreshments available (cash only, no card machine)

No charge, donations are welcomed. Sorry no dogs

Follow signs for parking at TG325057, postcode NR14 7AL

Website for information and booking.

When organising the field trips we take every care to ensure that our events present no greater hazard than any together countryside walk. However please note the following:

  • Clothing - generally stout shoes are needed, a sun hat and sun screen are advisable in hot weather: insect repellent can be useful.
  • Refreshments - bring plenty if liquids in hot weather and a packed lunch where appropriate.
  • Weather - if the forecast is poor, contact the leader to check if the event is going ahead.
  • Facilities -   as most of the field trips are in the countryside there are normally no facilities available, unless stated
  • Finish Time - the stated finished time is an estimate and is depends upon the weather, numbers attending and abundance of butterflies/moths and other wildlife