RSPB Lakenheath Fen

RSPB Lakenheath Fen

Lakenheath Fen reserve comprises a mixture of wetland and woodland south of the Little Ouse in Suffolk. It is best known for its breeding golden orioles.

The RSPB has converted an area of arable farmland into a large wetland, consisting mainly of reedbeds and grazing marshes. The new reedbeds have attracted hundreds of pairs of reed warblers and sedge warblers, as well as bearded tits and marsh harriers. 

The onsite visitor centre offer information on the reserve, its wildlife and history, and an events programme is run throughout the year. Family explorer backpacks and trail guides are available.

The reserves start species include the Bearded Tit, the Bittern, the Crane, the Golden Oriole and the Hobby. 

A true delight in any season. 


The reserve is open from dawn to dusk every day. The visitor centre and toilets are open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. The visitor centre is closed from Christmas Eve until New Year's Day. During the winter months, the toilets may close earlier.

Entrance: Members can park for free, please display your membership card on your dashboard on arrival. Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways.   See the website for more information.

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