Titchwell Marsh has been open to visitors for over 2 months now, and many things have changed in that time as we’ve re-opened facilities. We thought we’d update you on what is and is not open:
The car park is open, although at a reduced capacity. This is to ensure our narrow paths do not become overcrowded as visitors move around the reserve.
All of the trails open. Dogs on leads are welcome on West Bank Path, but not on any of the other trails.
Island & Fen Hide are open. Following the new government guidelines regarding visitor attractions it is a legal requirement for all visitors, unless you are exempt or under 11, to wear face coverings in all of our hides.
Toilets are open from 9am-5pm and cleaned regularly throughout the day.
Take away refreshments available to purchase.
We have a lovely picnic area (our ‘Lockdown Lawn’) for you to enjoy one of our filled rolls or bring your own picnic.
- The shop is open, and face coverings are mandatory as per legal requirements.
The shop at Titchwell
Parrinder Hide remains closed for now, the path down to it is too narrow and long to facilitate easy social distancing.
We are unable to offer events or guided walks just now.
Strictly no overnight parking.
Island Hide at Titchwell
On arrival, things are a little different to how you may remember them. RSPB staff or volunteers will be on hand to welcome you each day between the hours of 9.30 – 4.30 however the car park and trails will be open 24 hours, as usual. Please comply with social distancing when interacting with our staff, volunteers and other visitors to help keep everyone safe.
The welcome team are now located inside our new Welcome Hub, located just before the courtyard. They will need to speak to each of you to let you know the safety measures in place across the reserve, including some one-way systems, and will provide you with the information you need to have a safe and enjoyable visit. As a legal requirement, face masks will be required for all visitors coming though the building.
One major difference is that we have decommissioned the old coin fed parking machines and instead have introduced a simple contactless entry charge for non-members.
Members, please keep your membership card with you to show to our welcome team instead of leaving on your dashboard.
Welcome hub at Titchwell
Whilst we are in this partially re-opened state the non-member entry charge will be £3.75 for adults, £1.90 for the first child (second and subsequent children are free) and all under 5s free. Student entry will be £2.80.
We are unable to offer guided walks just at the moment, due to our narrow pathways and limited resource, although we will let you know through this blog and on social media when we are able to offer this service to you once again.
Toilets at Titchwell
As with many visitor locations in England, it is a mandatory requirement to complete the NHS Track and Trace scheme at Titchwell. During opening hours, on arrival in the Welcome Hub, you can scan in using the NHS app, alternatively, we have paper slips available if you do not have the app. These details will be stored in line with our GDPR policy and will be destroyed after 21 days if they are not required by the NHS.
And at our Snettisham reserve:
The car park and trails have been open for a while and South, Rotary and Shore hides are open. Following government guidelines regarding visitor attractions it is a legal requirement for all visitors, unless you are exempt or under 11, to wear face coverings in all our hides.
The new Knot’s Landing hide is also now open, located at the South East end of the reserve. This will give incredible views at high tide, but please note that capacity is reduced for your safety.
Remember, you can always look at our hand-picked dates for dates and times of the Wader Spectacular: https://bit.ly/3gPYRXk
We will of course let you know about any future changes to our reserves as and when they happen.
The café at Titchwell
Many thanks for your support,
Visitor Operations Manger.
RSPB NW Norfolk Reserves.