A small wooded valley with areas of marsh, fen and adjacent heathland this reserve is good for flowering plants and a variety of birds.
This site is an SSSI because of the sheer variety of habitats and associated wildlife. 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.
A marked trail takes you around the reserve and a leaflet is available from the visitor centre. Walking conditions can be muddy and steep in places.
Newbourne Springs is cared for by Suffolk Wildlife Trust on behalf of Anglian Water.
Open at all times
Best time to visit – April to September