A natural home
The area within the precinct walls of St Benet’s Abbey is home to a wealth of plant and animal life.
Sitting on the side of the River Bure it is also one of six Norfolk Wildlife Trust Living Landscape
areas which are home to key wildlife in the county. The Living Landscapes aim to provide a habitat which nurtures and allows these species to thrive, encouraging resident businesses, communities and visitors to play their part too.
A number of endangered species reside at St Benet’s or are frequent visitors. This is one of the few places in the country you may be lucky enough to spot a Common Crane. On a smaller scale the rare Norfolk hawker
dragonfly and the swallowtail
butterfly can be found here in the summer.
Share your discoveries
In this section of the website we present an overview of what you can expect to see at St Benet’s and what you might just be lucky enough to spot. Explore the headings above to download an nature audio tour to accompany your visit, or to listen to some of the natural sounds there. Also, please share what you see on our SIGHTINGS and GALLERIES pages.