Newbourne Springs Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationFree car park at reserve entrance with space for up to six cars.
Grazing animalsHebridean sheep graze periodically.
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.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.
No drone flying without express permission.
(Permission will only be granted in exceptional circumstances)
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.