This small nature reserve is a great place for marshland bird watching on a circular walk around reedbeds, fens and pools. In spring and summer, marsh harriers, kingfishers and warblers can be seen, while wildflowers provide a riot of colour. The site floods regularly in winter, attracting a variety of waterbirds.
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Access with steps
There are steps from the main entrance to:Non RSPB boardwalk used to complete the circuit
Travel by public transport
Travel by taxi
There is no official rspb car park for this reserve, but parking may be found nearby before accessing the start of the trails.
Path to main entrance
There is a narrow path on a slope to the start of the rspb managed part of the trail
Getting around inside
Getting around outside
Designated Walking Trail
Surlingham Church Marsh
The rspb trail is accessed by heading down a relatively narrow earth slope or a bumpy unmade road, which is also a slope. The trail is subject to regular flooding due to its low lying position and as such, the paths can be very muddy, . The trail is uneven and has a stile at one end. The Surlingham Shelter is an open fronted viewing shelter, so has no doors or windows as such. It provides a sheltered place to enjoy the broad and reedbed.
Non RSPB boardwalk used to complete the circuit
The non-RSPB boardwalk is accessed via the style, pictured above. The boardwalk itself can be hazardous, the sections can have cross slopes, have trip hazards and have missing chicken wire on the surface. There is potentially going to be an improvement to this facility in coming years.