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A New Year

25 January 2022

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A New Year - a frosty morningA new year is upon us... and once again a busy start to 2022.

From cutting and removing areas of bramble on the shingle in readiness for the annual cordoned areas for nesting birds (such as Ringed Plover) to working on the creation of our new learning garden and installing vital new visitor signage.

The winter months are a great time to visit the Landguard Nature Reserve. At times you can find yourself completely alone with just the sounds of the crashing surf and early morning bird song. You might even spot a seal bobbing along in the waters.

Our friends at the Landguard Bird Observatory have a fab recent sightings blog with fishing Cormorants, Purple Sandpipers and a colourful Sunstar noted in the last week or two. Check it out at

Dogs of course are welcome to join you on a Winter walk, but please remember on the southern half of the reserve they should be on a short fixed lead. There are also plenty of bins to dispose of dog waste safely and responsibility.

A New Year - removing areas of bramble on the shingleA New Year - Purple SandpipersA New Year - Sunstar

One of my favourite walks starts at the Manor Terrace car park. Head up onto The Butts for some lovely panoramic views over the reserve, then down along the beach to Suffolk's most southerly point. From here its an easy stroll beside the estuary to the Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Cafe where you can warm yourself up with well-earned cuppa and cake.

Our downloadable Nature Reserve leaflet will provide you with lots of useful information to help you explore and protect this important coastal habitat.