Wild Aldhurst Nature Reserve

Wild Aldhurst is a newly created nature reserve bursting with biodiversity, with areas open to the public, located on the outskirts of Leiston near the Suffolk coast.

Autumn colours at Wild Aldhurst Nature Reserve Leiston

A new nature reserve for all 

The network of fenced footpaths through a flourishing natural world makes Wild Aldhurst a fascinating and colourful destination all year round. 

It is fast-becoming a Leiston ‘must’ for walkers (with or without their four-legged friends), birdwatchers, nature lovers and folk of all ages.

Please enjoy responsibly.

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What’s so special about Wild Aldhurst Reserve in Leiston?

The former farmland combines grassland, heathland and wetland and supports a range of plant species and wildlife, including the rare marsh harrier, invertebrates, voles, otters, fish, amphibians and reptiles.


Did you know?

The Wild Aldhurst wetlands were hand-planted with 120,000 reed stems, grown specially in a nursery! In one part of the reserve, weirs control water levels in a series of lagoons.

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