RSPB Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve

“Large wetland beneath big Suffolk skies” - VisitEngland Assessor


Lakenheath, Suffolk

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RSPB Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve comprises a mixture of wetland and woodland south of the Little Ouse. An area of arable farmland has been converted into a large wetland, consisting mainly of reedbeds and grazing marshes. The reedbeds attract hundreds of reed warblers, bearded tits, turtle doves, bitterns and marsh harriers. In winter, teal and whooper swans can be spotted.

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RSPB Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve
Station Road, Lakenheath, Brandon, THETFORD, Suffolk, IP27 9AD
Phone : 01842 863400

About The area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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