Skip to content


Ancient heathland home to a distinctive range of plants and animals, now a vital area for wildlife conservation.

Introducing the Brecks

A place of strange beauty and hidden stories which go back to the Stone Age.

Read More

Breaking New Ground

Before BFER came the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme. Also hosted by Suffolk CC and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, these pages summarise the projects and outputs including landscape conservation, species re-introductions, celebrations of the area’s unique heritage and tons of walks and other useful stuff.

Read More

Wildlife in the Brecks

The Brecks is one of the most important wildlife areas in Britain. Species are found here from the Mediterranean and Russian steppes that often don’t appear anywhere else in the UK.

Read More