Snettisham Beach RSPB reserve from Shepherd's Port

This Norfolk walk visits the beach and lagoons on the western coast of the county overlooking the Wash. Don't forget to take your binoculars to watch the extensive bird life.

Technical sheet
No. 293038
A Snettisham walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 21/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h55[?]
Distance Distance : 4.13mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 16ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 20ft
Highest point Highest point : 20ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 0ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Snettisham
Starting point Starting point : N 52.87363° / E 0.446°
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(D)The starting point is the car park (grid ref TF647334) near the beach at Shepherd's Port, which lies a short distance west of Snettisham village. From the car park return east along the road and walk south into the reserve to the various hides which are located at the southern end of the lagoons (or pits as they are described on the RSPB map).

(1)To add variety to the walk you can return along the beach.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 3ft - Shepherd's Port car park
1 : mi 2.22 - alt. 10ft - Return along beach
D/A : mi 4.13 - alt. 0ft - Shepherd's Port car park

Useful Information

The tidal reaches and lagoons of the Wash along the West Norfolk Coast are one of the great places in Britain to see wild birds. Birdlife is dependent on season so prior to taking this walk it is suggested you do some research on the website where full details of what can be seen are provided.

Please Note: Do be careful not disturb the birdlife. The beach area does have nesting birds in summer.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 3.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 3/5

on Mon 30 Dec 2019 09:55:54 CET

Global average : 3.67 / 5

Date of walk : 30/11/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Average

Good bracing walk. At low tide sea is a long way out and dogs ran into muddy sand. Otherwise good windy walk to blow way the Christmas cobwebs

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