Little Ouse Headwaters Project (LOHP) is a volunteer charity, dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of the wildlife, walks, and landscape of Little Ouse valley.
It is on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Your help would benefit wildlife, people, and the climate.
Blo'Norton Fen, designated as an SSSI and managed by LOHP.
The charity is run by a team of core volunteers working with our Conservation Manager, Ellie Beach. Its trustees comprise nominees from the Parish Councils in the project area together with other local residents with particular knowledge and interests relevant to the project. Volunteer work parties maintain and improve the sites with specialist items being done by contractors.
You can read more about LOHP and access our document archive here.
The rivers Little Ouse and Waveney both have their origins in the shallow valley which marks the historic boundary between the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. This river corridor formerly held the most extensive area of valley fenland habitat in England, uniting the great wildernesses of Breckland and Broadland.
It has wildlife of international importance
Our longer term aims and what we do
To re-create and maintain a continuous corridor of wildlife habitat along the headwaters of the Little Ouse by
improving the wildlife diversity
where appropriate, restoring natural river features
improving water quality
To facilitate rural regeneration and land-use diversification
To improve recreation, amenity and education value for the community
To improve landscape quality and safeguard against flooding