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Saxmundham's RSPB Minsmere named one of the best nature reserve sites to visit this autumn




RSPB Minsmere in Saxmundham has been named one of the best nature reserves to visit this autumn.

The RSPB, who have over 200 nature reserves in the UK, hand-picked their best sites to make it into their Top Ten Spectacular Autumn Nature Reserves list.

They chose Minsmere for its "mosaic of autumn colours and stunning coastal sunsets" and are encouraging visitors to make the most of the stunning scenery the approaching season has to offer.

Minsmere reserve at dawn. Picture: Mike Read via RSPB.
Minsmere reserve at dawn. Picture: Mike Read via RSPB.

Minsmere boasts patches of purple heathland, long woodland walks and stunning reedbeds teaming with wildlife.

Other reserves that made the cut include RSPB Rainham Marshes in Essex and RSPB Strumpshaw Fen in Norfolk.

RSPB spokesperson, Becca Smith, said: “Whether it’s close to home or further afield, making time to incorporate nature into your staycation this autumn can really help you to recharge your batteries.

European otter, captured at RSPB Minsmere. Picture: Ben Andrew via RSPB.
European otter, captured at RSPB Minsmere. Picture: Ben Andrew via RSPB.

"A visit to one of our fantastic reserves can help you do just that.

"With plenty on offer from winding paths and family fun trails, to wildlife spectacles, vast landscape panoramas, cosy cafés, and shops packed with gifts and treats for any nature enthusiast, there is something for everyone to enjoy this September.”

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