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Walking Event, from 25 Oct 2016


RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere


Ian Barthorpe

01728 648281

07931 520303


IP17 3BY


Meet at 10.45am outside the visitor centre. The walk starts at 11.00am. A walk around the lovely RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, right by the sea, home to some of Suffolk's greatest wildlife. Depending on the weather and walkers' abilities and preferences, we will take a coastal, woodland, or reedbed route. During the Health Walk you'll get free access to the reserve, but normal entry fees apply at other times.No dogs are allowed because of breeding birds, except assistance dogs kept on a short lead. Grade: 2 or 3. 1.5 - 2 miles / 1 - 1.5hrs. Led by RSPB volunteers trained as Health Walk Leaders.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Groups by advance booking. Full Disabled Access except no access along the beach to East Hide, and Bittern Hide and Canopy Hide are only accessible via steps.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 25 Oct 2016 11:00 to 12:30
Tue 22 Nov 2016 11:00 to 12:30
Tue 27 Dec 2016 11:00 to 12:30


Reserve entry fees are adults £8, students £5.50, children £4, under 5s free, family ticket: one child free. RSPB members and RSPB Wildlife Explorers free.



See location of RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 463673  Lat: 52.24893 Long: 1.60722

By Road:
Follow brown tourist signs from the A12 at Yoxford (from south) or Blythburgh (from north), via Westleton village. Visitor centre and car park are two miles from Westleton. Disabled parking available in main car park.

By Public Transport:
From Saxmundham station it is 6 miles to RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Groups by advance booking. Full Disabled Access except no access along the beach to East Hide, and Bittern Hide and Canopy Hide are only accessible via steps.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu