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Southrepps Village Hall, Chapel Street, Southrepps NR11 8NW
The village is 5.2 miles southeast of Cromer just off the A149 between Cromer and North Walsham.
Southrepps village website: https://www.southrepps.info/council
Southrepps is a lovely rustic village set two miles inland from the sea. The village is in two halves (Upper Southrepps and Lower Southrepps) and is separated by a mile of farm land.
Southrepps Common Local Nature Reserve
The Southrepps Common Local Nature Reserve comprises 12.4 hectares of woodland, reeds, grass and rare wild flowers, in Lower Southrepps village. The diverse habitats support an exceptional range of species and carry "Site of Special Scientific Interest" and "Special Area of Conservation" status. An impressive 800 metre boardwalk is loved by adults and children alike, and provides wheelchair access to the most important parts of the site.
There is a large variety of nesting birds across the reserve such as Reed Warblers, Reed Bunting, and Sedge Warbler. The woodland areas are habitat of such birds as Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Barn Owl and Tawny Owl. The stream that runs through the common is called Foxs Beck. The stream is shallow, free-flowing and supports several species of snail, caddis fly and dragonfly, with water voles living along the banks.