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Gunton Warren

Gunton Warren is one of the Lowestoft 'gems', another fragment of wonderful wildlife habitat right on the doorstep of a town. It is a fascinating and diverse place renowned amongst the local birding community as somewhere to find rare migrants such as icterine and yellow-browed warblers drawn to the shelter provided by scrubby patches of woodland.

As the only remaining section of the coast that retains a full suite of coastal habitats from mobile shingle, to sand dunes and vegetated cliff slope, to lowland heath, Gunton Warren is unique in Suffolk. The fact that it has survived along one of the most heavily developed and modified parts of the coast at Lowestoft is even more extraordinary, but then Lowestoft itself is exceptional, trapped between the North Sea and the Broads.

Gunton Warren trail map - click to view

Suffolk Wildlife Trust are working with the local community to restore heath on the reserve, removing bracken and scrub which was threatening important populations of reptiles.

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Gunton Meadow
1 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Carlton & Oulton Marshes
3 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Lound Lakes
4 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Gunton Warren, Links Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 4PQ
Map reference
TM 549 958
Great for...
a family day out
birdwatching
getting away from it all
reptiles
stunning views
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Size
25.00 hectares
Access
No

Parking
yes
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Matt Gooch
Tel: 01502 564250

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Vine House Farm

 

Vine House Farm sells wildlife-friendly products for attracting wildlife into your garden and gives 5% of all its takings to The Wildlife Trusts.