Now owned and managed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Southrepps Commons Local Nature Reserve comprises 12.4 hectares of woodland, reeds, sedges, grass and rare wild flowers, spreading over five sites in Lower Southrepps village. About half the reserve is a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ and a ‘Special Area of Conservation’, providing home to an exceptionally wide range of habitats and species; botanists love it. There is an impressive 800 metre boardwalk threading its way through tall reeds and across two bridges, with wheelchair access to the most important parts of the site.
For the 13 years before Norfolk Wildlife Trust took on responsibility for The Commons in March 2019, Southrepps Commons Trust, a Registered Charity, had looked after it all on behalf of Southrepps Parish Council, which had owned The Commons for 30 years. The work still depends considerably on volunteers, without whom the wonderful mixture of habitats, plants and accessibility that comprise Southrepps Commons would not exist.
All the photos on this website have been taken on The Commons. Please use the Site Plan to help make the most of your visit, either on its own or as part of a longer walk. For the enterprising walker there is an endless variety of footpaths ranging as far as Bradfield, Trunch, Southrepps and even the sea.
With the transfer to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the need for this website has gone, and it will be closed shortly. Click here to visit the Southrepps Commons page on the NWT website.