Beccles Marsh Trail:

This popular series of walks explores an area of grazing marsh adjacent to or near the river Waveney.  There are three walks of varying lengths you can choose from, marked clearly on the map and by waymarking arrows.

The marshes are part of the lands of the Beccles Fenlands Charity Trust which also owns the Quay and the extensive Common. The sole trustee of the Trust is Beccles Town Council. The lands of the Trust were given to the people of Beccles by Queen Elizabeth I in 1584. Much of the marshes was drained in the 1850s to provide productive agricultural land.

The drainage dykes are miniature nature reserves. They contain a wonderful variety of water plants and insects once found throughout the broads. Spring and Summer are lovely times to visit the marshes here but there is interest all year round.

All kinds of colourful wild flowers fringe the dykes, from the flamboyant reddish-purple displays of purple loosestrife to the tiny blue flowers of branched bur-reed. The sparkling waters of the dykes also contain nationally rare plants like water soldier.

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Beccles Marsh Trail » Download Leaflet
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