The Green Heart of Poringland

Latest Postings 

updated 18 February 2018


 Work Parties Planned

Blue Water – No Cause for Concern

Big Fish Records

AGM Rocked by Resignation Shock

Binks Victory Sets Up Grandstand Finish 

These Girls Can

 Scouts Visit “Being Prepared”

Council Supports Family Fishing Days 

Appleslice Banked at 17lb 14oz

 Tree Replacement Programme Begins

90 Schoolchildren Visit Lakes

Website Celebrates 100,000 Visits

Lakes Celebrate a Remarkable Success as 121 Youngsters Try Angling for the First Time

Leading Authority Advises on Conservation Project

Wildflower Meadow Bursts into Colour

Maintenance Work Continues

Lakes Showcase at Village Fete

Norfolk Homes’ Project Celebrated

Health Walkers Visit

Angling Trust Boost for Family Fishing

Tree Planting Programme "A Great Success"

 Nature Day a Resounding Success

 Lakes Singled Out in National Report

Personal Best on First Visit

BTO Donates Bat Boxes

Welcome to Poringland Lakes website

Poringland Lakes are the village's best kept secret!

Situated in the heart of the village, the lakes are ‘hidden away’ at the end of Hillside, a quiet cul-de-sac leading off the main Norwich/Bungay road through the village.

The lakes, which have a varied landscape consisting of open water, temporary wetland, grassland, woodland and scrub (see Habitat and Wildlife page), stretch over five acres and are a wonderful place for quiet recreation, observing wildlife and fishing.

At 70 metres above sea level, the lakes occupy one of the highest points in the area and sit on a perched aquifer. 

Poringland Conservation and Fishing Lakes, to give the site its correct title, are privately owned by the the Poringland Conservation and Fishing Lakes Association which comprises the trustees and a management committee.  Although legally in private ownership, the lakes are a community based facility which visitors are welcome to use and enjoy. 

The following pages give a flavour of this wonderful local facility and the conservation work of the Association.  We are adding new pages and content all the time, so please add the site to your favourites and stop by again. Thank you for your interest!


The Association would like to thank the following people for their contribution to the development of this website.

Peter Aspinall (Conservationist and Wildlife Photographer), Liz Dack (Wildlife Photographer), Nick Elsey (Natural History Enthusiast), Richard Gooderham (Poringland Archive) 

and of course our principal partners, Norfolk Homes, for sponsoring the Poringland Lakes website.