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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Earth Heritage Safari

Go on safari at Knettishall Heath and uncover earth heritage through Ice Age features and links between geology and wildlife.

September 14, 2024
10.30am - 1pm
Knettishall Heath
Fully Funded
Dog Friendly
Car Park

Earth Heritage Safari

Join this fascinating guided walk at Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve and discover the evolution of the local landscape over the past half-million years. Guided by local geological specialist, Tim Holt-Wilson, you will explore multiple points of interest to uncover links between geology, soils, landforms and wildlife.

You will see evidence for a now-vanished river and two ice sheets, and uncover the story of how the landscape evolved during the last cold period 15,000 years ago.

Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve is a fantastic Brecks habitat, managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. The site is an ancient landscape of lowland heath, grassland and woodland that has changed little since the Anglo-Saxon age.


Earth Heritage Safari

When: Saturday 14th September

Where: Knettishall Heath, Riddlesworth, Suffolk, IP22 2TE

Time: 10.30am-1pm

Distance: Approximately 2 miles

Meeting point: We will meet at the picnic benches in the main Knettishall Heath car park.

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Age: Suitable for ages 12+. (Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult throughout).

Tickets (booking required):Fully funded with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Book now here: The Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers LPS Events – 6 Upcoming Activities and Tickets | Eventbrite


Further Information:

Accessibility: This walk will take place on Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve, which is has uneven terrain and may be muddy under foot. Unfortunately this route is not suitable for wheelchairs. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER Team via:

(E) (T) 01473 265600

Facilities: Toilet facilities are available at the start and end of the walk.

What to wear/bring: Please wear sturdy closed toe footwear suitable for walking on uneven or muddy ground. Please dress appropriately for the weather, with sun/rain protection. We would recommend keeping legs and arms covered as ticks may be present in vegetation. You may wish to bring a bottle of water.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are permitted (please note that Knettishall Heath is home to grazing animals).

Transport: Parking is available onsite. Parking Charges will apply. Find out more information HERE