Extending for almost three shimmering miles at low water, Alde Mudflats is a vast expanse of inter-tidal mud fringed by a rich band of salt marsh.
Explore a Nature Reserve
Our nature reserves are exceptional places for wildlife. We welcome everyone to visit and cherish them, free of charge for private enjoyment.
Other activities including group visits & organised tours need to be agreed and paid for in advance with Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Only activities compatible with our values will be permitted. Our guiding principle is that ‘We always act in the best interests of wildlife’. Please refer to our Commercial Activities Policy for details.
Blaxhall Common is a piece of heathland full of birds, butterflies, reptiles and flowers particular to the area
Bromeswell Green is noted for its wet meadows, saltmarsh and woodland. Wetland plants such as southern marsh orchid, lesser spearwort and fen bedstraw make a wonderful display in the damper areas…
Carlton Marshes, together with Oulton Marshes, is a lowland reserve in the Broads National Park. It consists of meadows, wet grassland, reedbeds, marsh and woodland.
Castle Marshes is a broadland site with grazing marsh, fen and freshwater dykes. In winter the marshes are flooded to create expanses of open water for wintering wildfowl.
Church Farm Marshes was kindly left to Suffolk Wildlife Trust as a reserve by Philip Elsey, who farmed here for more than forty years.
Situated in rolling farmland just above Combs Ford near Stowmarket, this small but botanically rich reserve has roots stretching back to the Doomsday book, where it was recorded as “a wood for 16…
Lying near the banks of the River Stour, this reserve is special for its mix of open water, fen and wet scrub.
The first sight of Darsham Marshes is enough to take the breath away.
That spine-tingling experience of genuine wilderness is a pretty rare thing.