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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Walk with the Warden

Wander with a warden and discover the amazing heritage and natural history of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Thompson Common.

September 7, 2024
NWT Thompson Common and Water
Fully Funded (booking required)
Car Park

Walk with the Warden

Join us for a wander to discover the history and natural history of the amazing landscapes of Thompson Common and Water.

Thompson Common and Water is a nature reserve managed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The site is famous for its pingos, a series of around 400 post-glacial depressions. These shallow, fluctuating pools harbour a variety of fascinating flora and fauna. Indeed, the whole of the site contains a stunning array of plant communities and an outstanding collection of plants – more than 400 species have been recorded!

On this walk, you will be guided by a Norfolk Wildlife Trust Warden to learn about the site and spot wildlife along the way.


Walk with the Warden

When: Saturday 7th September

Where: Thompson Common and Water


Tickets (booking required): Fully funded. Book now HERE



Further Information:

Meeting Point: Thompson Water car park

Google Maps

Transport: Thompson Water is located at the western end of the Thompson Common reserve, close to Thompson village. Leave Watton on the A1075 heading south and, at the roundabout, take the second exit along the Watton Road. Alternatively, continue straight on at the roundabout and turn off on Griston Road. Both roads take you through Thompson village. Exit Thompson village on Tottington Road and continue straight on until you reach a small carpark. IP24 1PS. For further details, please contact:

Accessibility: Please note that the terrain is rough and uneven, and may be muddy under foot. Please contact Norfolk Wildlife Trust if you have any specific needs or requirements in order to make your experience of this event more enjoyable:

Dogs: Assistance dogs only

What to wear/bring: This event will take place outdoors. Please wear wellies or sturdy closed toe footwear in case of wet weather, and dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend  wearing sun cream, insect repellent, and long sleeved tops and trousers to avoid risk of ticks and biting insects. You may wish to bring a bottle of water and snacks as there are no café facilities on site.

Facilities: Please note – there are no toilet facilities but one portaloo will be available.