This tour offers the opportunity to learn how and why Wild Ken Hill introduced Norfolk’s first population of Beavers for hundreds of years. You’ll go into the 50 acre enclosure with an expert guide and see just how the four spectacular mammals and their kits are tailoring the landscape to their choosing, and creating habitat for myriad other species.
Wandering through the tangly and wet woodland, you’ll be able to see the intricate dams and structures they have created, the highly visible signs of their feeding, and maybe the other wildlife including deer, ducks, birds, water voles who are enjoying sharing a home with this ecosystem engineer.
Whilst the beavers are occasionally out and about in the day, they are nevertheless largely nocturnal so it is unlikely you will be able to make their actual acquaintance. Your guide will regale the times they were lucky enough to see the creatures out on their daily patrol, the latest beaver gossip of romance and breeding, and why it’s so important that we reinstate this animal in the UK.
AM/PM: Beavers takes place in the morning or afternoon
Start Time: 10:00 (please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time)
Duration: Around 2 hours
- Tour typically on foot. Possible vehicle use in bad weather.
- Moderate walking pace with frequent stops. Moderate fitness is best to cope with walking on uneven ground. There are a small number of hilly slopes with gradients no steeper than 20%, and a handful of fallen branches to step over thanks to the Beavers.
- Walking distance: 2-3 km
- Tour will go ahead in almost all weathers, so please dress accordingly. Trousers, sleeve-length tops and robust shoes are required in all weathers, as the ground is uneven and the long grass can be wet or scratchy. In wet or cold weather, a warm waterproof coat and wellington boots are required.
- Suitable for Children 12 and over. For little legs and impatient enthusiasts please see The Big Picture on Wheels guided tour.
- Covid-19 secure