Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It has borders with Lincolnshire and The Wash National Nature Reserve to the north-west, the North Sea to the north and east, Suffolk to the south and Cambridgeshire to the west and south-west.

Norfolk is a largely rural county and has over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline. Norfolk contains the Broads National Park and the Norfolk Coast is an AONB. The Broads is a network of rivers and lakes in the east of the county, that extend south into Suffolk.

Norfolk has countryside, forests and heathland, nature reserves, amazing birdwatching, picturesque market towns, heritage and culture, historical sites, seaside resorts and royal connections. The Queen’s residence at Sandringham, is an all year round tourist attraction.

Arthur Conan Doyle first conceived the idea for The Hound of the Baskervilles whilst holidaying in Cromer with Bertram Fletcher Robinson after hearing local folklore tales regarding the mysterious hound known as Black Shuck.

Created: 27  November  2016  Edited: 7  December  2018

Wildlife in and around Norfolk

Norfolk Mammals

There are 63 species of mammals recorded as found near Norfolk.

45 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
American Mink (Neovison vison)
Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus)
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
55 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Badger (Meles meles)
Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus)
Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
Chinese Barking Deer (Muntiacus reevesi)

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Norfolk Birds

There are 501 species of birds recorded as found near Norfolk.

(Anas crecca subsp. crecca)
(Circus cyaneus subsp. cyaneus)
(Gallinago gallinago subsp. gallinago)
(Larus argentatus subsp. argentatus)
(Larus michahellis subsp. michahellis)
(Certhia familiaris subsp. britannica)
(Corvus monedula subsp. monedula)
(Gallinula chloropus subsp. chloropus)
(Larus canus subsp. canus)
(Mergus merganser subsp. merganser)

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Norfolk Reptiles

There are 10 species of reptiles recorded as found near Norfolk.

Adder (Vipera berus)
Grass Snake (Natrix helvetica)
Red-eared Terrapin (Trachemys scripta)
Green Lizard (Lacerta viridis)
European Pond Terrapin (Emys orbicularis)
Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara)
Red-eared Terrapin (Trachemys scripta subsp. elegans)
Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis)
Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis)
Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

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Norfolk Amphibians

There are 9 species of amphibians recorded as found near Norfolk.

Common Frog (Rana temporaria)
Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus)
Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)
Lake Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus)
Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus)
Common Toad (Bufo bufo)
Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita)
Edible Frog (Pelophylax esculentus)
Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae)

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