Framlingham Mere Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Grazing animalsCattle graze areas.
Access via public footpaths. Difficult for those with poor mobility particularly in winter or wet weather as paths can be muddy and uneven.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.
No drone flying without express permission.
(Permission will only be granted in exceptional circumstances)
If you'd like to visit this reserve as a group, please contact us in advance.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to September
About the reserve
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.