What & Where
The Lizard Pastures & Oxford Common
The Lizard Pastures consists of the land stretching from opposite the Railway pub and the A11, which is divided into three areas:
- A strip of land (nearly 1 acre) running alongside The Lizard Road, from opposite the Railway pub to the railway arch including The Lizard Car Park, leading to …
- A wider strip of land (nearly 3 acres) running from the railway arch, alongside the whole length of the rest of The Lizard Road, leading to …
- The main Lizard Pastures, accessed through a black gate (approximately 9 acres), running down to the A11 road.
The main meadow, the 9 Acres, and approximately half of the 3 acres are part of The Lizard and Wades Pit County Wildlife Site and are managed by the Trustees with advice from Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Oxford Common, (which is not a common) is an area of 3 fields, approximately 32 acres, lying to the east of The Lizard Pastures from which it is now divided by the A11 road. It is bounded by the Silfield Nature Reserve to the east, and the disused Wymondham to Forncett to line to the north, open fields to the west and Rightup Lane to the South.
Oxford Common, is currently farmed by a tenant, and thus provides the income to allow The Lizard Charity to maintain the Lizard pastures for the people of Wymondham.
There is a public footpath forming a loop to and from Rightup Lane and The trustees are hoping to establish more public access in the future.