Plan your visit
Car park: open, dawn-dusk.
Nature reserve: open, dawn-dusk.
Toilets: open daily, 9am-5pm.
Visitor Centre: open daily, 9am-5pm
Shop: open daily, 10am-4pm
Café: open daily, 10am-4pm
Hides: open dawn-dusk.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
- Car park cost
Guided walks is closed
Educational facilities are closed
How to get here
Darsham is the closest station (5 miles).
Leiston is the nearest scheduled bus (4 miles). A demand-responsive bus will meet local buses and trains from 7am - 7pm Monday to Saturday. It must be booked the day before travelling by calling Suffolk Links Blyth on 01728 635938.
National cycle route 1 links with regional route 42 (Suffolk Coast Cycle route).
The reserve is sign posted with brown tourist signs from Westleton.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife by not exercising your dog here.
- Other exciting dog walking routes are available to enjoy in the local area, ask our staff for a map and directions.
- Dogs can die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
Group booking information
Bringing a flock? We welcome group bookings.
Please notify us of your visit in advance by phoing 01728 648281 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under Covid-19 restrictions, group sizes are currently a maximum of 30 people.
Schools booking information
Due to Covid-19 measures, we have temporarily paused our school visits until autumn 2021. For information on our exciting programme of curriculum-linked outdoor education sessions, visit our school trips information.
Your class can enjoy hands-on practical activities within easy walking distance of the well-equipped Discovery Zone and classroom. Each programme is designed to last two hours - sessions run between 10am-12pm and 12.30-2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole day visit.
We have two classrooms in the Discovery Centre. These are level throughout with a flexible layout, hearing loop and accessible toilet.