Gunton Warren Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Gunton Warren Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Gunton Warren Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Gunton Warren Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Gunton Warren Nature Reserve

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.

Location

Gunton Warren, Links Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 4PQ

OS Map Reference

TM551953
A static map of Gunton Warren Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
24 hectares

Entry fee

Free

Walking trails

View walking trail map

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open all year round

Best time to visit

March to September

About the reserve

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. 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.  

Contact us

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01473 890089