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Nature Reserve, free entry

RSPB North Warren Nature Reserve

RSPB North Warren Nature Reserve

Contact

RSPB Minsmere Visitor Centre

01728 648281

Address

C/O RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve,
Westleton,
Suffolk,
IP17 3BY

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 11 May Health walks
Wed 8 Jun Health walks
Wed 15 Jun Coastal plants at North Warren
Sun 26 Jun Coastal plants at North Warren

Details

Get away from the crowds and experience the wild side of the Suffolk coast at RSPB North Warren. The marshes between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are simply teeming with ducks, geese and wading birds from November to March and these can be easily watched from the footpaths along the beach. There's often a large starling roost in the reedbed.

In spring listen to nightingales and warblers singing from every bush or clump of reed, especially along the old railway line, or marvel at sky dancing marsh harriers above the reedbed.

Summer brings a kaleidoscope of colour as butterflies flit among the wild flowers. Look for many scarce plants on the shingle beach. Autumn is a time of change as migrant birds pass through and colours change from green to every shade of yellow, gold or brown.

There are several miles of public footpaths criss-crossing the reserve, offering a wide variety of circular walks to suit all abilities. Car parking, toilets and catering are available locally in Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. A reserve guide is available from RSPB Minsmere or Aldeburgh Tourist Information Centre.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Open at all times via public rights of way. Large public pay and display car park on Thorpe Road, Aldeburgh. Public toilets by Moot Hall in Aldeburgh or at Thorpeness Meare.

Opening details

Open all year via public rights of way.

Prices

Free entry

Pay and Display Car park.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TM 456593  Lat: 52.17732 Long: 1.59223

By Road:
Leave A12 at A1094, signposted Aldeburgh and Snape. Follow A1094 to Aldeburgh, then follow signs for Thorpeness. Park in large pay and display car park on the right as you leave the village.

By Public Transport:
From Saxmundham station it is 6 miles to RSPB North Warren Nature Reserve.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Saxmundham station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Open at all times via public rights of way. Large public pay and display car park on Thorpe Road, Aldeburgh. Public toilets by Moot Hall in Aldeburgh or at Thorpeness Meare.