We are now seeking enthusiastic volunteers for a winter pond project on the Norfolk Coast AONB.

Norfolk’s ponds are disappearing from the landscape, but together we can reinstate these beautiful gems for the benefit of wildlife and humans alike.

Working in Partnership

The Norfolk Ponds Project (NPP) was formed in 2014, with the aim of promoting the conservation of Norfolk ponds, especially in farmland. The Norfolk Ponds Projects success is based on a wonderful partnership of organisations working collaboratively. Our partners include Norfolk FWAG, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Norfolk Rivers Trust, Natural England (Norfolk), The National Trust, Norfolk Coast AONB, Norfolk County Council, farmer representatives including Nick Anema and University College London.

One of the main aims of the Norfolk Ponds Project is to support local landowners and community groups in managing, restoring, creating and conserving Norfolk’s ponds. To request advice on your pond please click on the expression of interest link or for further information about our work follow the links below.


Our restoration work is backed by the latest research from NPP partners – UCL’s Pond Restoration Research Group. We are keen for everyone to understand the science behind our work.


Experts in pond restoration and ghost pond resurrection, our NPP partners can help you on the right path for you to undertake your own pond restoration.


From county wide to single site projects, there are many NPP conservation projects to get involved in. Take a look at what we have to offer.

An introduction to pond restoration and the inspiration behind much of the work of the Norfolk Ponds Project - Richard Waddingham.