There’s something special taking place in the Black Bourn Valley.
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.
To visit Bonny Wood is, on some levels, to experience two different worlds.
Bradfield Woods is a working wood that is unique as it has been under continuous traditional coppice management since 1252, fulfilling local needs for firewood and hazel products.
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…
There’s a silence in Bull’s Wood that is only broken by the clap and whirring of pigeon’s wings and the soft sneezing call of the black bibbed marsh tit.
Church Farm Marshes was kindly left to Suffolk Wildlife Trust as a reserve by Philip Elsey, who farmed here for more than forty years.
The first sight of Darsham Marshes is enough to take the breath away.
With its surrounding wet meadows and ancient castle backdrop, the Mere at Framlingham is considered by many to be the best view in inland Suffolk.
This ancient woodland is noted for its small-leaved lime coppice, an indication that the northern part of the wood has existed since prehistoric times.
Gunton Meadow is part of a small network of wildlife rich habitats in north Lowestoft. Important for a variety of grassland species while the ponds support a large population of great crested…