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.

Location

Hall Road,Lound
Great Yarmouth
Suffolk
NR31 9AU

OS Map Reference

TG511007
A static map of Lound Lakes Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
113 hectares

Entry fee

Free

Walking trails

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

Access

Suitable for wheelchairs

Dogs

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.  Lound Lakes trail map - click to view

Contact us

Carl Herrington
Contact number: 07964 120621

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site

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