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ⓘ Benacre National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve in the English county of Suffolk. It is located on the North Sea coast in the parishes of Benacre, ..




Benacre National Nature Reserve
                                     

ⓘ Benacre National Nature Reserve

Benacre National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve in the English county of Suffolk. It is located on the North Sea coast in the parishes of Benacre, Covehithe, Reydon and South Cove. It lies between the towns of Lowestoft and Southwold and covers 393 hectares.

Benacre NNR consists of areas of open water lagoons and reed beds along the Suffolk coast including Benacre Broad, Covehithe Broad and Easton Broad and extending as far south as Reydon. The reserve features extensive reedbeds, woodland and heathland, as well as pits created by gravel extraction. There are over 100 species of breeding birds, including marsh harrier, bearded reedling, water rail, and occasionally bittern. The flora includes seakale, sea holly, and yellow-horned poppy. Reed is farmed commercially for the thatching industry, whilst enabling the bearded reedling to find a habitat.

The coastline has eroded rapidly over time and the reserve is threatened by both erosion and sea level rise. Some of the ongoing work at the reserve is stopping the encroaching sea by digging new lagoons and establishing more sea defences, and replacing the woodland lost to the sea.

                                     
  • acts as the parish church for Benacre Benacre Broad forms part of the Benacre National Nature Reserve an important reserve for over 100 bird species including
  • miles 10 km south of Lowestoft. The broad is part of Benacre National Nature Reserve a reserve managed by Natural England. It forms part of the area
  • Benacre may refer to: Benacre Suffolk, a village and civil parish in the Waveney district of Suffolk, England Benacre NNR, a National Nature Reserve
  • Conservation Review sites, and part of the Benacre National Nature Reserve An area of 326.7 hectares is the Benacre to Easton Bavents Lagoons Special Area
  • Birds, the National Trust or the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. A list of national nature reserves in Suffolk: Benacre NNR - in The Broads National Park Bradfield
  • This is a list of current national nature reserves in England. Sites formerly notified, such as Braunton Burrows in Devon, are not included. Gordano Valley
  • with Covehithe Broad and Easton Broad to the south this forms Benacre National Nature Reserve and falls within the Pakefield to Easton Bavents Site of Special

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