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Femal Common Scoter

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Press Release: Rare Sighting of Female Common Scoter at Pensthorpe

We are thrilled to announce a remarkable sighting at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Norfolk, England – a female Common Scoter. This rare occurrence has bird watchers in the area buzzing with excitement, as it marks an unusual visit from a species typically en route to Scotland for the breeding season.   The sighting of the… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 8, 2024

Bluebell Woods at Pensthorpe

Gardens

Top tips for seeing the bluebells at Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe’s senior warden, David Robertson, has been keeping an eye on the woodland and has reported signs of the bluebells starting to bloom for the 2024 season. He estimates that in two weeks’ time, the woodlands will be in full bloom. Once the bluebells are in full bloom, they offer a captivating experience for nature… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 8, 2024

Duckings at Pensthorpe having a paddle

Family

Pensthorpe: One of the top places to see ducklings and goslings in Norfolk this Easter

As the Easter school holidays continue, nature enthusiasts and families are invited to Pensthorpe, one of Norfolk’s best spots for spotting adorable ducklings and goslings. Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Norfolk, Pensthorpe has announced the first ducklings of the season have now hatched.   The recent hatching marks beginning of a season brimming with… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 8, 2024

Swallow flying over a field

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Bird Migration – an update: April 2024

Bird migration is in full swing! Many of the world’s birds migrate, meaning they move between locations. This generally occurs in spring and autumn, where birds are moving to and from breeding sites and winter-feeding grounds. Some birds, such as Swallows, Swifts, Cuckoos and Common Terns travel large distances over thousands of miles, while others… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 3, 2024

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What’s On in April at Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe, the 700-acre nature reserve in North Norfolk, offers a variety of activities and workshops to brighten up your April. Easter April starts with a cracking Easter-themed trail – The Giant Egg Hunt. Perfect for all the family, grab a trail map from the admission desk and see if you can spot the 4-foot-tall eggs… Read more »

Donna Hodds

March 27, 2024

Pensthorpe Magazine - Issue 01, Spring 2024

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Pensthorpe’s first ever Magazine has just launched.

Pensthorpe has just launched their first Magazine. Partnering with CRC Marketing Norfolk to produce the 32 page, quarterly publication. The magazine is jam-packed with latest news, interviews and details on upcoming events on the reserve. Here’s just a small sneak preview of what you can read in the very first edition of the publication: Page… Read more »

Donna Hodds

March 22, 2024

Family

The Island Walk proposed for 2024!

The news is out and after months and months in planning we are delighted to announce we have submitted planning permission for The Island Walk. The proposed island walk would consist of a series of high bridges, decks, walkways and boardwalks raised 3 metres high into the tree canopies, with vistas stretching across our lakes.… Read more »

Ben Marshall

December 22, 2023

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Volunteers’ Week 2023 – A Celebration of the Hard Work and Dedication of Volunteers

Volunteers Week is a national celebration of the hard work and dedication of volunteers across the UK. This year, Volunteers Week takes place from 1-7 June. Volunteers make a vital contribution to our communities. They work in a wide range of settings, from schools and hospitals to charities and community groups. They give their time,… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

May 31, 2023

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World Curlew Day

World Curlew Day is a global awareness day that celebrates the curlew, a large wading bird that is found in many parts of the world. The day is held on April 21st, which is the feast day of Saint Beuno, the patron saint of curlews. Curlews are beautiful and iconic birds. They are known for… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

April 21, 2023