Suffolk Coast and Heaths
|Suffolk Coast and Heaths|
|Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty|
Dunwich Beach in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB
|Animal||Bearded reedling, great bittern, nightjar, pied avocet, western marsh harrier, woodlark|
|Website: Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Official Website|
The AONB covers ancient woodland, commercial forestry, the estuaries of the Alde, Blyth, Deben, Orwell and Stour rivers, farmland, salt marsh, heathland, mudflats, reed beds, small towns and villages, shingle beaches and low eroding cliffs along 60 miles of coastline.
Features include the coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Bawdsey, Covehithe, Dunwich, Minsmere, Orford, Orford Ness, Sizewell, Thorpeness, Walberswick and the RSPB Minsmere Reserve. There are three National Nature Reserves in the area and many Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Three long distance footpaths pass through the AONB: the Suffolk Coast Path, the Sandlings Walk and the Stour and Orwell Walk.
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