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VISIT | Wander the unique English heathland at Knettishall | Norfolk/Suffolk Border


The Yellow Gorse on the heathland
The Yellow Gorse on the heathland

The special Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve in Suffolk offers a quiet amble over heathland


Explore the wild heathland of Knettishall on the edge of Suffolk and Norfolk


Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and birds on this unique landscape


Great for a wander amidst rare grasses and flowers




Down a wandering avenue
Down a wandering avenue

"...the open heathland with its unique wildlife..."



Description |


Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve is an ancient and extensive part of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Bought in 2012 by a generous donation and funding support, it guaranteed the future of significantly important Breckland landscape in this part of East Anglia.


Now Knettishall Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a significant landscape for the protection of the biodiversity of Suffolk heathland. Rare and endangered species find a home that these days are far too rare. Heathers, grasses and flowers are now found here. And lucky visitors get to see and experience heathland Britain as it was before.







Directions and Map |


Find Knettishall Heath on the Norfolk/Suffolk border east out of Thetford on the A1066


Longitude: 0.873133

Latitude: 52.389298


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