Natural England - Holkham NNR

Holkham NNR

Holkham National Nature Reserve, with its spectacular 11 mile stretch of fragile windswept coastline, including a maze of creeks and marshes, unspoilt sand dunes and tranquil pine forests, provides a home for many rare and important wildlife species.

Holkham NNR © Peter Wakely

Where: Norfolk

Main habitat: Coastal

Management: Although most NNRs are managed by Natural England, 88 are wholly or partly managed by other bodies approved by Council, under Section 35 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Holkham NNR is managed as a partnership between the Holkham Estate and Natural England. Holkham Estate are responsible for the management of all the land they own within the NNR, essentially all the terrestrial habitats, part of which is managed under the Higher Level Stewardship scheme, while Natural England manage the foreshore, below the mean high water mark, under lease from the Crown Estate.

The boundaries are shown on this map: (3.28mb)pdf document.

Further information about the NNR, its wildlife and how to visit can be found on the Holkham Estate websiteexternal link.

Contact information

Sarah Henderson, Conservation Manager
Hill Farm Office,
Main Road, Holkham
Wells-next-the-sea
Norfolk
NR23 1AD
Tel: 01328 800730