Welney, in Norfolk, takes in 1,000 acres of the northernmost part of the Ouse Washes – Britain’s largest area of seasonally flooded land and provides habitat for the winter gatherings of many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans.
There is a heated large hide from where you can observe swans and other Waterfowl in comfort and several other hides around the reserve. In winter Short-eared and Barn Owls regularly hunt over the area along with Marsh Harriers.
There is also a basement hide allowing photography at water level depending on the degree of flooding.
FREE FOR WWWT MEMBERS
|With Gift Aid
|Without Gift Aid
|Concession (65+, disabled, full-time student and unemployed)
Swans feeds and Fly In. The swans are fed three times a day at 12 noon and 3.30 pm encouraging movement of the wildfowl for flight shots.
Hare Walks. There is a self-guided Hare Walk onto Lady Fen that can be good for views of Hare, waders and deer. Barn Owl and Short-Eared Owl are seen hunting along the banks
If you wish to stay overnight, the Travelodge at Ely is very convenient.
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- Venue Information
Cafe, toilet, small museum, 6 Hides including heated observation room.
Welney Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust
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- Welney WWt Centre