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A precious landscape on the Suffolk coast

Tucked away on the Suffolk coast, Dunwich Heath offers you peace and quiet and a true sense of being at one with nature.

A rare and precious habitat, the Heath is home to special species such as the Dartford warbler, nightjar, woodlark, ant-lion, adders and much more.

Quiet and serene, wild and dramatic, this is an inspiring visit, whatever the time of year. From July to September, the Heath is alive with colour; a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented yellow gorse is an unmissable experience.

Please note: parking restrictions may operate at times of extreme fire risk

BBC Springwatch

Springwatch is back for its 10th year and 2014 will see it coming live from its new home on the Suffolk Coast. With the cameras at the ready and nature’s soap opera ready to unfold, we're looking forward to revealing more about the wildlife found here at Dunwich Heath. From dartford warblers, ant-lions, sandmartins, cuckoos and more. The BBC Springwatch team have been busy filming, what will we uncover?

Live from the Suffolk coast

Chris Packham

Chris Packham

Go for a walk

At Dunwich Heath we offer a breath of fresh air, memorable walks and relaxing sea views. Our three main walks show off amazing scenery, unique wildlife to our region and with a special new children's trail too, its fun for couples, explorers and families alike.

Wildlife encounters

From the famous Dartford warblers to red deer, adders and the rare ant-lions - wildlife big and small call Dunwich Heath home. Chat to our rangers when you're here and they'll point out where might be best to spot them. What will you discover? 

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