4 stunning reserves to explore in The Brecks
PUBLISHED: 16:54 09 January 2019
Spanning nearly 400 square miles across both Suffolk and Norfolk, this diverse landscape is brimming with wildlife just waiting to be discovered. Here are 4 popular reserves in The Brecks for you to explore
A lovely nature reserve of typical Breck heathland, north west of Bury St Edmunds, with three trails that each explore a different aspect of the site – woodland, heathland and wetland.
An ancient landscape and diverse mosaic of habitats with woodland and riverside meadows, as well as large areas of heath extending to over 430 acres.
The UK’s largest man-made lowland forest at 18,730 hectares. The forest covers a huge area offering a range attractions from exciting outdoor play facilities at High Lodge, the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum, and the peace and tranquility of walks around St Helen’s.
The reserve at Wangford Warren is a snapshot of a past landscape, and a unique chance to see the inland sand dunes that once washed across this part of the county. The mounds and dunes, stabilised by sand sedge, grazed grass and open disturbed soil are home to rare specialist plants and animals.
See it all
The Icknield Way Path is 110 miles starting at Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. The Suffolk section covers Newmarket to Knettishall Heath along prehistoric pathways and leading to the Peddars Way. There are nature reserves and country parks to enjoy on the way.