Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

Having a Wild Time with Wings Over The Brecks

The BNG team spent 2 days at High Lodge over the February half term, to support the wild activities on offer from the RSPB. 

We took along badge making and colouring in, to add to the nest box making, nature trail and lucky dip.  The first Sunday was misleadingly quiet, as people whizzed by on their way to Go Ape and the play park.  So when we popped over on Tuesday, thinking we might not be needed, we were susprised to see a queue of families already lined up to make nest boxes!  The whole week was a great success, with bird ringing added to the mix on Thursday with the BTO. 

We had a great opportunity to promote the scheme, whilst highlighting the Wings Over TheBrecks project.  Footage taken from nest cameras last year, is on display in the High Lodge café now.


Click here to see more photographs from the week.


There will be more Wild Activities throughout year.  Click on the links below for more details.

Stargazing in The Brecks

Wild Activities at Easter


More about the Project

It looks set to be an exciting year for the Wings Over The Brecks project. Last summer we were introduced to some cute Hobby Chicks; this year we hope to get a glimpse into the secret lives of other Brecks species.  Nest cameras, put in place by specially trained volunteers, will reveal the nests and behaviour of specialist species such as nightjar, goshawk and stone-curlew.

Live video footage will be shown at the Forestry Commission’s High Lodge, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Weeting Heath and at roaming displays run by the RSPB in Thetford and Brandon.

This is where you can help! The project needs enthusiastic people to bring this footage to life.  You can help for a day or a couple of hours, it’s up to you!


What’s in it for you?

  • Unique and exciting project
  • Full training and expenses are covered
  • Be part of the High Lodge team
  • Gain new skills- running events, communications and leadership
  • Make a difference in your local community 


Do I have the skills?
You don’t need to be an expert or have done any of these things before. We’re looking for enthusiastic and passionate local people to get stuck in!


Interested? Contact the team at RSPB on 01842 753732 or  for more information.


This project is being delivered in partnership by The Forestry Commission, RSPB and Norfolk Wildlife Trust.