Holkham Dunes

13 October 2011


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Holkham Dunes, NorfolkHolkham Dunes, Norfolk

The return of the pink-footed geese, from their summer breeding grounds in Iceland and Greenland, reminds us that winter is looming and other winter migrants won’t be far behind. The distinctive ‘wink wink’ noise of the pink-footed geese and the sight of thousands of them flying in to roost on Holkham’s grazing marshes as the sun sets is unforgettable.

Now that the summer holiday crowds have gone it’s a wonderful time to visit Holkham National Nature Reserve, with miles of sandy beach, and quiet pinewoods to walk in. Out on the dunes the autumn sun may bring out a few late butterflies  and amongst the pine trees there are bushes full of colourful berries, hips and haws.

A place to enjoy on your own or with family and friends; join us for a Guided Walk on 26th October or become a wildlife investigator at our CBBC’s Live ‘n’ Deadly activity days on 24th October and 19th November. There’s also a new monthly programme of walks for women. See all our forthcoming events on Natural England’s website.

Posted by Catherine Foreman, Community Outreach Adviser, Holkham National Nature Reserve

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