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Framlingham Mere

WARNING: BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

The Environment Agency (EA) has advised that there are high levels of blue-green algae in the river and the Mere at present. Blue-green algae is potentially toxic to people and animals, so could all visitors take the following precautions when visiting:

- Please keep away from the Mere and the ditches
- Avoid any contact with the water
- Do not allow your dog to enter or drink the water

Algal blooms are temporary and we will update this notice when we are advised by the EA that the water is safe again. Here is some further info from the EA:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/algal-blooms-advice-for-the-public-and-landowners/algal-blooms-advice-for-the-public-and-landowners

Thanks for your co-operation and apoloigies for any inconvenience.

With its surrounding wet meadows and ancient castle backdrop, the Mere at Framlingham is considered by many to be the best view in inland Suffolk.

 

Framlingham is perfect for a famliy day out sight-seeing

 

A stroll around the stunningly beautiful Mere, combined with a visit to the bustling market town and medieval castle, makes this a great day out. With its surrounding wet meadows and ancient castle backdrop, the Mere at Framlingham is considered by many to be the best view in inland Suffolk.

Its wildlife is equally special and the reserve is best known for its sedge beds – a rare habitat in Suffolk – and stream of migrating birds. There is a wonderful show of massed marsh marigolds, delicate ragged-robin and lady’s smock in spring and if water levels aren’t too high, birds like green and common sandpiper and snipe can sometimes be seen.

Framlingham Mere trail map - click to view

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Standing water, Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Martins' Meadows
5 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Fox Fritillary Meadow
6 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Foxburrow Farm
7 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
New Road, Framlingham
Framlingham
Suffolk
IP13 9HW
Map reference
TM283636

GPS Info
Head north along new road turning right into public car park.

Great for...
a family day out
butterflies
historical interest
spring flowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
13.80 hectares
Status
County Wildlife Site
Access
No

Walking information
Access via public footpaths. Difficult for those with poor mobility particularly in winter or wet weather as paths can be muddy and uneven.
Parking
Elms car park next to Mere
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Cattle graze areas
Reserve manager
Alan Miller
Tel: 01502 478788

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Special offers

Spend £10 online and we will send you a free pack of Lucy Grossmith cards

Spend over £35 online and we will send you a free Mark Greco designed tea-towel