LAKENHEATH FEN

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Lakenheath Fen

Country

England

Current land designations

Specific location

Suffolk

Year rewilding started

1995

Grid reference

TL724866

Location

Latitude: 52 27 01 N Longitude: 00 32 08 E

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: RSPB

Management: RSPB

Area under rewilding (hectares)

259ha

Project funding

Supporters, appeals.

Rewilding methods

Land drainage of farmland reversed. New waterways dug out and flooded, and one third of a million reeds have been planted.

Habitats present

Reed beds, damp pasture, poplar woodland.

Target species

Reed Warbler, Marsh Harrier, Bittern, Hobbies, Reed Bunting, Water Voles, Golden Orioles.

Species reintroductions

 

Access to the area

Open at all times. Car park and a 3.5 km path around one area of developing reedbed.

Links to further information

RSPB project description: http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/lakenheath/index.asp

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