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The SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST is a wildlife trust covering the English county of Suffolk
Suffolk
. The trust is a charitable organisation whuch manages more than 50 nature reserves in the county. Their head office is at Brooke House in Ashbocking . As of March 2014, the Chief Executive is Julian Roughton.

The trust, which was founded in 1961, is a membership organisation and is supported by more than 26,000 members with over 1,000 volunteers playing an active role in their activities. Environmental education is a major part of their work and the trust works with children in both school based activities and family events held at their reserves. Conservation advisors work with farmers and local communities to encourage the development of a range of wildlife habitats across the county. The trust was formerly known as the " Suffolk
Suffolk
Trust for Nature Conservation."

As of March 2014, Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust manages 52 reserves covering habitats ranging from open fen and marshland, traditional grazing meadows and marshland to ancient broadleaf woodland. Some of the reserves are managed jointly with other organisations such as the RSPB or Natural England
England
.

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KEY

PUBLIC ACCESS

* NO = no public access to site * FP = public access to footpaths through the site * PL = public access at limited times * PP = public access to part of site * YES = public access to the whole or most of the site

OTHER CLASSIFICATIONS

* DVAONB = Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty * GCR = Geological Conservation Review * LNR = Local Nature Reserve * NCR = Nature Conservation Review

* NNR = National Nature Reserve * NT = National Trust * RAMSAR = Ramsar site , an internationally important wetland site * RSPB = Royal Society for the Protection of Birds * SAC = Special Area of Conservation * SCHAONB = Suffolk
Suffolk
Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty * SM = Scheduled Monument * SPA = Special Protection Area under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds * SSSI = Site of Special Scientific Interest * WT = Woodland Trust

SITES

Contents :

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SITE PHOTOGRAPH AREA LOCATION Public access DESIGNATIONS DESCRIPTION

ALDE MUDFLATS

22 hectares (54 acres) Aldeburgh 52°09′07″N 1°30′18″E / 52.152°N 1.505°E / 52.152; 1.505 (Alde Mudflats) TM399562 NO NCR , Ramsar , SAC , SCHAONB , SPA , SSSI This three mile long stretch of inter-tidal mud and saltmarsh supports internationally important numbers of avocets , and other birds include black-tailed godwits , oystercatechers , marsh harriers , pintails , wigeons and grey plovers .

ARGER FEN AND SPOUSE\\'S VALE

110 hectares (270 acres) Sudbury 51°59′N 0°49′E / 51.99°N 0.81°E / 51.99; 0.81 ( Arger Fen
Arger Fen
and Spouse\'s Vale) TL932357 YES DVAONB , LNR , SSSI This site has anicent and young woodland, and areas of fen meadow. There is a large population of badgers , and uncommon fauna include hazel dormice and barbastelle bats. There are butterflies such as speckled woods , meadow browns and holly blues .

BLACK BOURN VALLEY

88 hectares (220 acres) Bury St Edmunds 52°15′N 0°50′E / 52.25°N 0.84°E / 52.25; 0.84 (Black Bourn Valley) TL943650 YES

The River Black Bourn runs through this large nature reserve, which has many bird species, such as barn owls , yellowhammers , linnets , reed buntings and skylarks . Plants in wet meadows include marsh orchids and marsh marigolds .

BLAXHALL COMMON

44 hectares (110 acres) Woodbridge 52°09′22″N 1°28′52″E / 52.156°N 1.481°E / 52.156; 1.481 (Blaxhall Common) TM382566 YES SCHAONB , SM , SPA , SSSI This dry lowland heath has large areas of heather which supports diverse lichens and mosses, and other areas of grassland which is grazed by rabbits. Heathland birds include nightjars and tree pipits .

BONNY WOOD

20 hectares (49 acres) Ipswich 52°07′52″N 1°01′55″E / 52.131°N 1.032°E / 52.131; 1.032 (Bonny Wood) TM076524 YES SSSI Orchids in this coppiced wood include early-purples , lesser twayblades , common spotteds and greater butterflies . There are many birds, badgers and deer.

BRADFIELD WOODS

63 hectares (160 acres) Bury St Edmunds 52°11′N 0°50′E / 52.19°N 0.83°E / 52.19; 0.83 (Bradfield Woods) TL937580 YES NNR , SSSI These woods have a history of coppicing dating to before 1252, producing a very high diversity of flora, with over 370 plant species recorded. Uncommon woodland flowers include oxlip , herb paris and ramson . There is also a rich variety of fungi, with two species not recorded elsewhere in Britain.

BROMESWELL GREEN

7.2 hectares (18 acres) Woodbridge 52°06′18″N 1°21′04″E / 52.105°N 1.351°E / 52.105; 1.351 (Bromeswell Green) TM296505 YES

This site has woodland, saltmarsh and wet meadows. Wetland plants include lesser spearwort , fen bedstraw and southern marsh orchid , the woodland has birds such as nightingales and whitethroats , and rides have many species of butterfly.

BROOKE HOUSE

N/Av Ipswich 52°08′35″N 1°11′20″E / 52.143°N 1.189°E / 52.143; 1.189 (Brooke House) TM182541 YES

Brooke House is the headquarters of the Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. It was left to the trust by Mary Brooke. It has gardens with fruit trees and a pond, where water voles have been observed.

BULL\\'S WOOD

12 hectares (30 acres) Bury St Edmunds 52°09′32″N 0°48′11″E / 52.159°N 0.803°E / 52.159; 0.803 (Bull\'s Wood) TL918549 YES SSSI Flora in this wood include early-purple orchids , herb-paris and the uncommon oxlips . There are roe deer , marsh tits , and butterflies such as gatekeepers , speckled woods and orange tips .

CAPTAIN\\'S WOOD

62 hectares (150 acres) Sudbourne 52°07′N 1°32′E / 52.12°N 1.54°E / 52.12; 1.54 (Captain\'s Wood) TM421531 YES

This site has woodland, rough grassland and scrub. A herd of fallow deer helps to keep the land open, and there are also barn owls , buzzards , mature oak trees and many bluebells .

CARLTON AND OULTON MARSHES

151 hectares (370 acres) Lowestoft 52°28′N 1°41′E / 52.47°N 1.69°E / 52.47; 1.69 (Carlton and Oulton Marshes) TM509919 PP Ramsar , SAC , SPA , SSSI Carlton Oulton Marshes are separated by Oulton Dyke . Birds of prey include marsh harriers , barn owls and hobbies , and there are many wintering wildfowl and breeding waders. Semi-aquatic fen raft spiders were released on the site in 2012 to boost the low British population, and underwater insectiverous bladderworts trap water fleas .

CASTLE MARSHES

71 hectares (180 acres) Beccles 52°28′N 1°38′E / 52.46°N 1.63°E / 52.46; 1.63 (Castle Marshes) TM470911 NO Ramsar , SAC , SPA , SSSI The site has fen, freshwater dykes and grazing marshes. Resident wildfowl include wigeons , gadwalls , teals and shovelers are joined in winter by migrants when the marshes are flooded. Scarce chaser and the nationally rare Norfolk hawker dragonflies breed on the site, and there are blue-tailed damselflies .

CHURCH FARM MARSHES (PDF). Suffolk
Suffolk
Coast & Heaths AONB. p. 76. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

* ^ A B "Alde–Ore Estuary". Special Protection Areas. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 3 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Alde-Ore Estuary". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Alde-Ore Estuary". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B " Arger Fen
Arger Fen
and Spouse\'s Vale". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ "Wildlife at Arger Fen
Arger Fen
& Spouse\'s Vale". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Arger Fen". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Arger Fen". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B "Black Bourn Valley". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ "Blaxhall Common". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ "Bowl Barrow on Blaxhall Common". Historic England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B " Special Protection Areas under the EC Birds Directive. Sandlings." (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Blaxhall Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Blaxhall Heath citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 May 2017. * ^ A B "Bonny Wood". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

* ^ "Designated Sites View: Barking Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Bradfield Woods". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Bradfield Woods". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. * ^ A B C D "Suffolk\'s National Nature Reserves". Natural England. Retrieved 3 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Bradfield Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ " Bradfield Woods citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 May 2017. * ^ A B "Bromeswell Green". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ A B "Brooke House". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ A B "Bull\'s Wood". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Thorpe Morieux Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 July 2017. * ^ A B "Captain\'s Wood". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ A B "Carlton and Oulton Marshes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ A B C "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS): Broadland" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B C "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. * ^ A B C "The Broads". Special Areas of Conservation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B C "Designated Sites View: The Broads". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 7 May 2017. * ^ A B C " Special Protection Areas under the EC Birds Directive. Broadland." (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B C "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 7 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Sprat\'s Water and Marshes, Carlton Colville". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 May 2017. * ^ A B "Castle Marshes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Barnby Broad & Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B "Church Farm Marshes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Combs Wood". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Combs Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ " Combs Wood citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 May 2017. * ^ "Cornard Mere". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Cornard Mere, Little Cornard". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B "Darsham Marshes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Dingle Marshes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ Ratcliffe, A Nature Conservation Review, pp. 210-211 * ^ "Designated Sites View: Suffolk
Suffolk
Coast". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. * ^ A B "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS): Minsmere–Walberswick" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes". Special Areas of Conservation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths & Marshes". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. * ^ " Special Protection Areas under the EC Birds Directive. Minsmere-Walberswick." (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Minsmere-Walberswick". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Minsmere-Walberswick Heaths and Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B " Dunwich Forest". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Fox Fritillary Meadow". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Fox Fritillary Meadow, Framsden". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

* ^ " Fox Fritillary Meadow citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 July 2017. * ^ A B "Foxburrow Farm". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B " Framlingham Mere". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Groton Wood". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Groton Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ A B "Gunton Meadow". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Gunton Warren". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Gunton Warren and Corton Woods". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2017. * ^ A B "Hazlewood Marshes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Alde-Ore Estuary". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 May 2017. * ^ A B "Hen Reedbeds". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Suffolk
Suffolk
Coast". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B "Hopton Fen". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

* ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Hopton Fen". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ A B "Hutchison\'s Meadow". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Knettishall Heath". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Knettishall Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ " Knettishall Heath citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2017. * ^ "Lackford Lakes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

* ^ "Designated Sites View: Lackford Lakes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ " Lackford Lakes citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2017. * ^ A B "Levington Lagoon". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Lound Lakes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Market Weston Fen". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B " Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens". Special Areas of Conservation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Waveney & Little Ouse Valley Fens". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Weston Fen". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Martins\' Meadows". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ Ratcliffe, p. 40 * ^ "Designated Sites View: Monewden Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Monewden Meadows citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 6 June 2017. * ^ A B "Mellis Common". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Mickfield Meadow". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Mickfield Meadow". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ " Mickfield Meadow citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 June 2017. * ^ A B "Mickle Mere". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Newbourne Springs". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Newbourn (sic) Springs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ "Newbourn (sic) Springs citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 6 June 2017. * ^ A B "Norah Hanbury-Kelk Meadows". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "North Cove". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

* ^ A B "Old Broom". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Papermill Reedbed". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Redgrave and Lopham Fen". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ Ratcliffe, A Nature Conservation Review, p. 214 * ^ "Designated Sites View: Redgrave and Lopham Fen". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 5 May 2017. * ^ "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS): Redgrave and South Lopham Fens" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Redgrave and Lopham Fens". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ A B "Reydon Wood". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Roydon Fen". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

* ^ "Roydon Fen". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2017. * ^ A B "Simpson\'s Saltings". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Sizewell Belts". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

* ^ "Designated Sites View: Sizewell Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Sizewell Marshes citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 June 2017. * ^ A B "Snape Marshes". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ "Sutton and Hollesley Commons". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ A B "Designated Sites View: Sutton and Hollesley Heaths". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ A B "Thelnetham Fen". Suffolk
Suffolk
Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 May 2017. * ^ Ratcliffe, pp. 214-215 * ^ " Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens". Special Areas of Conservation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Waveney & Little Ouse Valley Fens". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ "Designated Sites View: Blo\' Norton and Thelnetham Fen". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 5 July 2017. * ^ A B "Trimley Marshes". Suffolk