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RSPB Dingle Marshes nature reserve

Enjoy a stroll around this wild, remote Suffolk landscape, surrounded by wetland, woodland and coastal wildlife.


Dingle Marshes is a superb mixture of coastal and freshwater habitats bordered by forest and


The freshwater reedbeds are home to important numbers of breeding bitterns, marsh harriers

and bearded tits, and in summer are alive with singing warblers. These are protected from the

sea by a vegetated shingle bank, which is important for plants such as sea kale and yellow

horned-poppy. Little terns often nest along this bank.

Between the shingle and the reeds are a series of brackish pools which attract wading birds and ducks, including avocets, redshanks, grey plovers and wigeons. In winter, flocks of twite search for seeds around these pools.

There is a small hide overlooking the reedbed, which is accessed along forest tracks within

Dunwich Forest. Within the forest you may see birds such as crossbills, goldcrests and siskins, hear singing woodlarks in spring, or spot red deer, especially in autumn.

The circular walk involves more than one mile on shingle.

Access is from the Dunwich Beach car park, where there are toilets and a fish and chip shop.

Food is also available at the nearby Ship Inn.

RSPB Dingle Marshes nature reserve
c/o RSPB Minsmere nature reserve
IP17 3BY