See kestrels hover above your head and dragonflies dart about as cows lazily graze.
There are a variety of walks to do of varying length and ease. All have large accessible kissing gates.You could even go all the way to Nicholas Everitt Park, on the outskirts of Lowestoft. However, it is the path closest to the Education Centre, across the car park and through the kissing gate into the first marsh, which makes for a very pleasant easy walk. Wander in dappled shade with views over the reeds.
There is a Visitor Centre with toilets and information on hand.
From the visitor centre head towards Sprats Water where on dry summer days there is a lovely mown path through reed beds and fen. Here you can see many rare flowers including orchids and ragged robin. Note, this path is less suitable after rain and is closed in winter.
Other trails lead across the marshes towards the Waveney River. In 2021 an access route (Share Marsh Trail) was created to allow further exploration.
- Parking – free
- Toilets – accessible
- Picnic area
Tips and hints
Easy Going Trails have been developed by Suffolk County Council, Optua, the Access Group for Suffolk, Stepping Out In Suffolk Healthy Walks and Healthy Ambitions Suffolk to promote Suffolk's countryside for everyone. For more trails and further information go to: https://www.discoversuffolk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/All-egt.pdf
Getting thereSigned off the A146 on the edge of Lowestoft.
ParkingCarlton Marshes Nature Reserve. Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. Post Code NR33 8HU. Free Parking
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