Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

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Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

Boyton and Hollesley Marshes are two coastal reserves in the lower reaches of the Alde-Ore Estuary.

Both are coastal grazing marshes with shallow pools and flood during the winter. They are important for a variety of breeding wading birds and wintering ducks and geese, as well as many grassland insects and flowers. They’reIt's also great for watching birds of prey, owls, butterflies and dragonflies.

Boyton Marshes sits alongside the Butley River, from which it is separated by saltmarsh. The river and adjacent Alde-Ore Estuary attract large flocks of wading birds. The grazing marshes and shallow pools at both sites host breeding lapwings and avocets, migrant wading birds and wagtails, and are good places to look for kingfishers. The inland edge of both sites includes scrub and hedgerows that are important for insects and migrant birds.

Facilities are limited to a small car park (around eight spaces) at Boyton, information boards at both sites, and public footpaths.

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