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The Sculthorpe Reserve grants free entry to Hawk and Owl Trust Members (MEMBERSHIP) or non-members entrance is by donation for all those over 16 years. All donations go back into the reserve helping the great work continue!

Opening Hours:
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve is open year-round with the exclusion of adverse weather meaning the reserve isn’t safe for our visitors and a few key dates at Christmas.

The Sculthorpe Visitor Centre reserve opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. throughout the year.

Controlled Access to the Car Park

To manage the flow of visitors effectively, we have introduced an automated barrier system for the Sculthorpe car park. The barrier will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, aligning with the opening hours of the visitor centre. This controlled access ensures that everyone has a fair chance to park their vehicles and enjoy their visit to Sculthorpe.

Those visitors who enter the car park before 4 p.m. can remain on the reserve up until 8 p.m. each day.

Extended Hours for Members

As a token of our appreciation for our members' support, we are pleased to offer further extended hours exclusively for them. Members with a valid card will have access to the car park and the reserve outside of the regular opening hours. This allows our dedicated members to enjoy the tranquil beauty of Sculthorpe during quieter times and to enter the reserve when the barrier is closed.

The extended hours for members are as follows:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings: 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Daily: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

We hope that these extended hours provide our members with additional opportunities to connect with nature and experience the diverse wildlife that Sculthorpe has to offer.

Members who would like a card to access our extended hours will need to request a card and contact our membership officer:

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
On our website: https://hawkandowltrust.org/about-us-and-contact/contact-us or (as a last resort)
By telephone: 01328 850 598

You will be asked for your name, membership number and postcode.

Joint members will receive one card.

Access cards will be made available and can be collected from the Sculthorpe Visitor Centre after the 1st of November.

Find Us By Car:
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve can be found off the A148 Kings Lynn Road just outside Fakenham town. The reserve is clearly signposted and a small track will lead you down to our visitor centre and car park.

The car park offers ample parking, and disabled bays and boasts two electric charging points.

By Bus:
The X29 bus stops at the end of Turf Moor Road, from there the reserve is accessible by foot down a small track that will lead you the Sculthorpe Moor Reserve visitor centre.

Cyclists can access the reserve via the A148 Kings Lynn Road. Please note that this road has no cycle lane.

Family and Disability-Friendly Nature Reserve:
Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve is fully accessible. Mobility scooters, wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams will have easy access to the reserves walkways, hides, and amenities. Baby changing and disabled toilet facilities can be found at the visitor centre.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Sculthorpe (regrettably other dogs are not permitted onto the reserve, there are too many good smells!).

Loos, baby changing, refreshments, disabled parking and electric vehicle parking can all be found at the Sculthorpe reserves visitor centre. There are also picnic benches for those wishing to enjoy a hot drink and a biscuit before heading on or off the reserve.


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