Cornard Mere nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Cornard Mere nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Cornard Mere nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Lying near the banks of the River Stour, this reserve is special for its mix of open water, fen and wet scrub.

Location

Bures Road, Cornard
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 0NL

OS Map Reference

TL888388
A static map of Cornard Mere Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
7 hectares

Entry fee

Free

Walking trails

Can be muddy

Access

No wheelchair access

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to August

About the reserve

Barely a stone’s throw from its urban neighbours this reserve, lying near the banks of the River Stour, is special for its mix of open water, fen and wet scrub. Reed sweet-grass and common reed often dominate, providing nesting sites for reed bunting, sedge and reed warbler. In autumn swallow and sand martin stop off on their momentous journey back to Africa. Pied wagtail, fieldfare and redwing roost in the willow scrub in winter. Large noctule bat can also be spotted hunting on summer evenings.

Contact us

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01473 890089

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)