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About the Tud Valley

 

The group is compiling recorded information about the river valley and its wildlife from a number of sources including South Norfolk Council, the Environment Agency and the County Council Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service.

Here you can download maps of the valley that have been supplied by the Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service:

River Tud Map 1 River Tud Map 2 River Tud Map 3

The above links are to PDF files. They may open in a new window. To download them, right click the button and choose ‘save as’.

Queens Hills Country Park

An area of about 100 acres in the river valley either side of Sir Alfred Munnings Road has been designated as a country park. The land will be taken over and managed by South Norfolk Council. The Friends of the Tud Valley have undertaken a survey of the wildlife in the area to assist in drawing up a management plan for the site. The survey shows that there is a rich and diverse range of flora and fauna in the area. You can download a copy of the report by clicking the buttons below.
Queen’s Hills Report

Queen’s Hills Report Cover

Queen’s Hills Report Appendix
We would like to hear from anybody who has further information about wildlife in the area or would like to volunteer in helping to manage the park area.

White Clawed Crayfish in the River Tud

The friends of the Tud Valley have been in touch with Environment Agency about water quality and drainage issues in the Tud Valley in Old Costessey. Fish surveys in the river in recent years have shown an increase in protected species such as white clawed crayfish and trout. The Agency has produced a strategy report for rivers in Norfolk, including the Tud, which can be downloaded below.
Crayfish Strategy Summary

Full Crayfish Strategy