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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Guided Walk: Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve

Learn about the wildlife, history and management of this beautiful heathland reserve on a guided walk with a warden.

September 19, 2024
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve Bury St Edmunds IP28 6TB
Family Friendly
Pushchair Friendly
Dog Friendly
Car Park

Guided Walk: Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve

Join the wardens from Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve for a special guided walk exploring the tranquil Brecks landscape. During the walk, you will discover more about the wildlife, history, and management of this beautiful heathland reserve. This will include:

  • The importance of heathland landscapes and how they are managed
  • Rabbits and their history in Breckland
  • Military History and its affect on the current landscape
  • Heathland butterflies and some impacts of Climate Change

In September, the site is home to roosting Stone-curlew, and so we will also be keeping our eyes peeled throughout the walk for a sighting of these enigmatic birds.

Cavenham Heath is a brilliant example of a thriving Brecks habitat, with heath and grassland, woodland and fen, and bordering the River Lark. The reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, managed by Natural England.


Guided Walk: Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve

When: Thursday 19th September

Where: Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve, Bury Saint Edmunds, England, IP28 6TB

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Distance: Approximately 2 miles

Meeting Point: We will meet in the parking area at the entrance to the Cavenham Heath woodland.

Grid reference: TL744 721

Directions: The postcode IP28 6TB will take you to the Purple Pantry Farm Shop. From here, follow the road (The Green) north east away from Tuddenham towards Cavenham Heath. After approximately 0.4 miles you will find the woodland parking area on your left, marked with Brecks Outdoor Festival signage.

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Tickets: Fully Funded. (Booking Required) Book Here:



Further Information:

Accessibility: This walk will take place on Cavenham Heath, which has uneven sandy ground and may be muddy in places. The route is suitable for mobility scooters and wheelchairs if used to being on rough outdoor terrain. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER Team via:

(E) (T) 01473 265600

Facilities: There are no toilet facilities on this route. The closest pub is the White Hart located in Tuddenham.

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. You may wish to bring a bottle of water.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are permitted.

Transport: Free parking is available at the meeting point. The closest bus stop is located at The Green, Tuddenham. This is approximately 20 minutes walking distance from the event start point. For timetable information, visit the website