Back to reserve map

Bromeswell Green

Bromeswell Green is noted for its wet meadows, saltmarsh and woodland. Wetland plants such as southern marsh orchid, lesser spearwort and fen bedstraw make a wonderful display in the damper areas, while climbing corydalis is more typical of the drier parts. Common lizard can be seen basking on warm sunny days.

"Small but charming with a bit of everything from river habitat to woodland and wet meadow."

Bromeswell Green is noted for its wet meadows, saltmarsh and woodland. Wetland plants such as southern marsh orchid, lesser spearwort and fen bedstraw make a wonderful display in the damper areas, while climbing corydalis is more typical of the drier parts. Common lizard can be seen basking on warm sunny days.

This reserve is part of the Deben Estuary SSSI. At low tide, the river attracts hordes of feeding waders including redshank and greenshank. Look out too for the iridescent flashes of kingfisher along the banks.

The woodland supports many summer visiting birds like nightingale, whitethroat and blackcap. Plaintive cascading song from the willow warbler can be heard April to June. In winter redpoll and siskin feed on alder seeds in the woods. Rides are mown annually to provide ideal conditions for the numerous species of butterfly.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Wetland, Woodland
Species
Nightingale

Nearby nature reserves

Hutchison's Meadow
1 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Foxburrow Farm
2 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Sutton & Hollesley Commons
3 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Common Lane, Bromeswell, near Woodbridge
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 2PQ
Map reference
TM296505

GPS Info
Directions - From Melton - go over the river, turn left at roundabout, then first left off A1152 in to common lane. Parking on left after 200m opposite reserve entrance.

Great for...
birdwatching
wildflowers
Best time to visit
May - Jul
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
7.20 hectares
Status
County Wildlife Site
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
Yes

Circular pedestrian trail round reserve, finifshing with short section of walk on minor road back to car park. Path can be rough in places. Small car park with uneven surface at reserve entrance. Kissing gate access into fenced wildflower meadow areas.
Walking information
Muddy in places
Parking
Down Common Lane alongside reserve
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Andrew Excell
Tel: 01394 411019
aexcellswt@btinternet.com

Downloads

Factsheets and guides for your visit