Newbourne Springs nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Newbourne Springs nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Newbourne Springs nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Newbourne Springs nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Newbourne Springs nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Newbourne Springs nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

This small wooded valley with its spring-fed stream used to be a source of water for Felixstowe. Together with its small area of marsh, fen and adjacent heathland this reserve is good for flowering plants and a variety of birds including nuthatch, treecreeper, goldcrest and all three kinds of woodpecker.

Location

Woodbridge Lane, Newbourne
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP12 4NY

OS Map Reference

TM274433
A static map of Newbourne Springs Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
21 hectares

Entry fee

Free

Parking information

Free car park at reserve entrance

Grazing animals

Hebridean sheep graze periodically

Walking trails

A marked trail takes you around the reserve. Walking conditions can be muddy and steep in places. Kissing gates, narrow boardwalk, steep slopes, steps and damp path sections all year round

View walking trail map

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

The woodland is like a secret garden where you instinctively tip-toe round corners and talk in hushed tones. Evocative nightingale song characterises the reserve in spring when you can find water avens and spectacular displays of marsh marigold alongside the stream. Careful scrutiny will also reveal common twayblade and the more open areas are covered in common spotted orchid. The woodland is dominated by oak, ash, alder, hazel and hawthorn.

Newbourne Springs is cared for by Suffolk Wildlife Trust on behalf of Anglian Water.

Contact us

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01473 890089

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)