Blyth-Alde Living Landscape

Alde estuary by Steve AylwardAlde estuary by Steve Aylward














The quality of the landscape makes this unique area enormously important to local people and visitors.

The Suffolk Coast between the Blyth and Alde estuaries is an expansive landscape with coastal and estuarine habitats, heathland, woodland and a high proportion of the UK’s reedbed.

Internationally significant for birds, including bittern, marsh harrier, bearded tit and avocet, the area is under threat from sea-level rise. Working on a landscape scale will enable species to respond more naturally to the changing environmental conditions and our aim is to create the largest unbroken tract of semi-natural habitat in Suffolk.

A re-emergence of the natural landscape will create a large sustainable area which, while founded on the past, will benefit both wildlife and people in the future.