When will flood-hit nature reserve at Cley reopen? Norfolk Wildlife Trust responds to visitors’ queries

The main road through Cley was closed because of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

The main road through Cley was closed because of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The clean up is continuing at one of north Norfolk's top visitor attractions - four days after it was flooded during a tidal surge.

Cley visitor centre escaped any damage but its bottom car park was flooded and the neighbouring acce

Cley visitor centre escaped any damage but its bottom car park was flooded and the neighbouring access road remained partially blocked by flooding and sea debris. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Wildlife Trust reopened its visitor centre at Cley yesterday (Monday) but motorists were warned to stay away as its car park remained under water and the access road along the coast was blocked with debris dumped by the sea.

With paths still cut off or destroyed during the floods and dead animals littering the site, the reserve itself remains closed.

However, the operators of the centre have confirmed they hope to fully reopen this weekend.

In a statement, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust said: 'NWT Cley Reserve remains closed at the moment, the water is draining away and we hope to open it again by the weekend.

Cley visitor centre escaped any damage but its bottom car park was flooded and the neighbouring acce

Cley visitor centre escaped any damage but its bottom car park was flooded and the neighbouring access road remained blocked by flood water and sea debris. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY - Credit: Archant

'The visitor centre is open for tea, coffee and cake. However, there is no vehicle access to the car parks at the moment for either the public or deliveries while the road is cleared and inspected. We will update you as soon as the situation changes.'

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