East Head welcomes dogs on leads in sand dunes

Walking along the coast in autumn

The sand dunes at East Head are a perfect place for ground nesting birds including that iconic songster the skylark. They can be heard signing high above the dune grassland even on the windiest days. Over the last few years the birds have had to contend with increasing disturbance from dogs walking through the centre of the dunes, this has led to less chicks fledging their nests.

This ground nesting season we will be introducing a new policy by asking for dogs to be kept on leads between March 1 and July 31 while they are in the dunes. Please help us protect the ground nesting birds by respecting the signs and contact the office either via email or phone on 01243 814730 if you need more information

Dunwich Heath and Beach is just a short bound away for members of the East Suffolk Association
Visitors walking a dog at Dunwich Heath and Beach, Suffolk.
Dunwich Heath and Beach is just a short bound away for members of the East Suffolk Association