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Arger Fen
LNR Type: Rural
County: Suffolk
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1995
Declaring Authority: Suffolk County Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TL 933 354
Location: Arger Fen, nr Assington. CO8 5BN
Owned by: Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Managed by: Suffolk Wildlife Trust
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Situated at Assington off the main A134.
Visitor facilities: Parking - Good parking facilities. Please contact Suffolk Wildlife Trust for wheel chair and mobility buggy access to the reserve.
Walking - Paths can be wet and muddy during winter
Dogs - Under close control, on leads March-August due to ground-nesting birds
What to see: This woodland is a fascinating mosaic of ancient coppice woodland, new naturally regenerating woodland alongside wet meadows. The interesting mix of trees includes oak, ash, field maple, holly, crab apple, superb large alder and hazel stools. This reserve is also one of only a few ancient woodlands in Suffolk with wild cherry.
The reserves contrasting habitats of dry wooded hillside and damp valley floor create a rich environment for wildlife and visitors alike. Many rare and declining species find refuge here including the scarce hazel dormouse and barbastelle bat.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteering opportunities with the Wildlife Trust
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Site Manager
William Cranstoun
General enquiries
Tel : 01473 890089
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Arger Fen Local Nature Reserve

last updated 26/03/13
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