Bromeswell Green Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Bromeswell Green Nature Reserve

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.

Location

Common Lane, Bromeswell, near Woodbridge
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 2PQ

OS Map Reference

TM296505
A static map of Bromeswell Green Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
7 hectares

Entry fee

Free

Parking information

Small car park, uneven surface

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

Circular pedestrian trail round reserve, finishing 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.

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Access

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.

No wheelchair access.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to July

About the reserve

"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.

Contact us

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01473 890089

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map