The toads move from the woods to the pond just south of The Street. There are folding toad signs that we open on nights when the toads are moving.
This is a new patrol in 2023 and operates along the Coast Road
The toads move from the fields and woods to the north of Swaffam Rd to the large pond to the south.
The toads move from the fields & gardens to the West of West End, over to the ponds to the East by the river.
The toads move from the woods to the south west of the A134 to the ponds to the north.
The toads come from all directions to the pond although the majority appear to cross Pecks Lane direction right opposite the pond.
People have been helping toads here for some years, 2013 was the first year as a Toadwatch patrol. The toads are breeding in Bartles Pond and in the ponds to the north of Mill St
The toads are trying to get to Rookery Pond on the south side of the road but many tend to use the roads as an easy route to travel and are hemmed in by steep banks near the pond, which means that each passing car can kill many toads.
Toads are crossing Sweet Briar Lane between Green Farm and for roughly 500m of the lane up towards Dog Corner.
Great Massingham has five main road-side ponds, but we can only cover three of them, patrolling a radiating triangle of roads on the northern edge of the village and the airfield track. Rush hour is busy, with through traffic coming in from all directions at speed.
Little Massingham has a narrow, single-track road with the Lily Pond to the south and Hall Farm Pond to the north, and a lot of large farm traffic.
The toads come from all directions to the pond near the bus stop. We operate a rota system and aim to have 2 patrollers out for a shift of no longer than 2 hours.
We used to help over a thousand toads to reach the pond on Green Lane but numbers have been in decline since 2012 and very few toads are now seen at that pond.
A new patrol in 2021 and operates along the Coast Road
The toads move up a river that flows out of the pond to the east of the road. Where the river flows thorough pipes under the road the toads have to climb up a waterfall and cross the road.
The toads move down Guist Bottom Rd towards a large pond in the rear garden of a house.
The toads migrate to the ponds on Thwaite common.
The toad spawning pond is marked by a toad on the map below.
This site is at The Green Wicklewood NR189PX. From Top Road at the junction of High Oak Lane, down Top Road and along The Green to the junction at Wood Lane (by the Wicklewood Auto Centre).
The toads are on the road by the Abbey and at the Mid Norfolk railway and are heading towards several ponds, one of which is in a private garden to the north of Becketswell road.
The Patrol extends along Youngmans Road from the junction with Barnham Broom Road up to Wood Farm vets.
The site is near to Wramplingham Road, the precise location is not shown at the request of the landowner. The toads ae travelling to the breeding pond from the surrounding fields and woodlands.
TOAD REPORTS IN ASHWELLTHORPE 1918 – 2014!
Some of you will remember Mrs Rosemary Tilbrook who lived at Red Squirrels on The Street, Ashwellthorpe, from 1961 until her death in 1999.