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.
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.
Church Farm Marshes was kindly left to Suffolk Wildlife Trust as a reserve by Philip Elsey, who farmed here for more than forty years.
If there is a landscape that encapsulates dynamic and dramatic change, it is here on the edgelands of the Suffolk coast.
Hen Reedbeds is a blend of reedbeds, fens, dykes and pools created in 1999 to provide new breeding habitat for bittern and other wildlife.
This brackish lagoon by the River Orwell was formed as a result of a breach in the sea wall during the notorious 1953 floods, which affected much of the east coast of England.
Sitting in Mickle Mere's single wooden hide, whether alone or with other birdwatchers, it's hard not to feel a quiet sense of anticipation.
Marsh, reedbed and wet woodland with adjacent heathland and beach - Sizewell Belts has just about everything!
Whether it is rafts of duck, colonies of avocet or the razor-like wings of a peregrine in stooping flight, the sheer number of birds that Trimley Marshes attracts is nothing short of spectacular…