Lound Lakes

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Lound Lakes by Steve Aylward

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Lound Lakes by Steve Aylward

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Lound Lakes by Steve Aylward

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Lound Lakes by Steve Aylward

Lound Lakes is a wonderfully wildlife rich site containing a mosaic of habitats, including woodland, acid and lowland grassland, open water, rush pasture and fen meadow.


Hall Road, Hopton
Great Yarmouth
NR31 9AU

OS Map Reference

A static map of Lound Lakes

Know before you go

113 hectares

Entry fee


Walking trails

Network of public and permissive footpaths. Normally dry, but can be muddy after rain.

Trail map


Areas of the site are wheelchair accessible. For more information contact: lound.lakes@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

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.

Find out why we ask you to keep your dog on a short lead at most of our reserves and why this is important for wildlife conservation. Why we ask dogs are kept on a lead


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Dawn til dusk

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

Owned by Essex & Suffolk Water, and managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, these varied habitats provide a great place for important species to breed such as hobby, harvest mouse and grass snake. Important plant species abound at the reserve, including lesser water plantain, water starworts, water lilies, floating bur-reed and water violet. Also the notable stonewort species Nitella translucens and Chara virgate have been recorded. Over 140 bird species have been recorded at the site in the past 5 years, due to the proximity to migratory routes as well as the diverse mosaic of habitats at the site. The lakes support large populations of roosting geese and ducks including barnacle goose, shoveler and gadwall. In addition kingfisher, reed warblers, oystercatcher, and hobby all breed close to the lakes. The meadows provide nesting and foraging habitat for species such as barn owl and skylark and in the winter large flocks of thrushes are seen feeding. The woodlands provide an important winter refuge for woodcock and crossbill. Several bat species are present across the site including brown long-eared, common and soprano pipistrelle, daubentons and noctule. 

Contact us

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01473 890089

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site

Location map