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.
That spine-tingling experience of genuine wilderness is a pretty rare thing.
If there is a landscape that encapsulates dynamic and dramatic change, it is here on the edgelands of the Suffolk coast.
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.
It is not hard to see why Benjamin Britten drew inspiration from this landscape of vast skies, golden reeds and sparkling water.