Wildlife

There’s plenty of wildlife around.  The RSPB reserve at Minsmere is a must at any time of the year.  You can walk through the reserve down to the sea, wander through the sand dunes for a bit and then head back into the reserve.   There’s a big shop and cafe too where you can sit inside or out and eat warming local soup or have tea and home-made cake.

We really love the Hen Reedbeds (managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust) which, like Minsmere, are well worth a visit at any time of year.  In autumn the reedbeds are particularly good for the murmuration of starlings (big gathering, or roosting) just before dusk.  And if you visit the reedbeds, you should also visit Holy Trinity church at Blythburgh, the “Cathedral of the Marshes”. You could make an outing of it and check out the White Hart Inn and if it’s sunny, sit in the beer garden right next to the Blythe River and watch the wildlife whilst enjoying a local brew and food.  

Waveney Bird Club is a really friendly and welcoming group of people who love birds - watching, supporting, ringing, quizzing, the lot.  They run a number of great activities throughout the year, including an annual event to listen to Nightjars.  They are happy to welcome guest members at their events - you can see their extensive programme on the website - and you'll need to let them know you're planning to come.  Talk to us if anything is of interest and we'll put you in touch.  We're keen members so you might see us there too!

Suffolk Wildlife Trust supports many reserves both large and small within the area.  Find out more on their website.

The Suffolk/Norfolk coastline is awash with wildlife at different times of the year, from sea birds to seals.

Or you can just sit by your yurt and see what wanders across the field.