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“Heathland habitat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunwich Heath and Beach

Dunwich Heath and Beach
Leeds, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Heathland habitat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We arrived on a blustery day, thought it was too windy to stay long, but ending up spending most of the day there. The National Trust volunteer was very helpful and there are plenty of signs, maps and leaflets available. There is a sea viewing area where you are sheltered and can look out for seals etc. The cliff top overlooks the Minsmere reserve and its pleasant just to sit and take in the view. The rare Dartford Warbler can be seen near Shooters Hill but unfortunately we weren't lucky. The cafe is a good place to get refreshments and there is a small shop. We saw several different butterflies and heard the cuckoo. All in all if you are a nature lover this is a must visit place. There isn't an entry free but parking for over 10 minutes costs £4.40.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Beccles, United Kingdom
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“Food at the cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I have just had a lovely evening meal at the cafe. It was a "pudding evening" comprising a light main meal and as many puddings as you could eat, with lots of different puddings on offer. All the puds were delicious but I especially liked the apple crumble and custard.

Themed events like this take place from time to time and I thoroughly recommend them.

Visited April 2014
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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A good location on a good day.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Living as we do near the M3 in a suburban setting not far from Heathrow we live with background noise so it was a tonic to get back to nature and peace and tranquility with a visit to Dunwich Heath and beach. Whether we were resting on the beach listening to the lapping of the waves or walking round the heathland and Docwra's ditch we were well satisfied. The little bits of information obtained from the site map (available at minimal cost) and posted on the well signed trail added to the enjoyment. And to top it all we heard the distinctive booming call of the rare Bittern (confirmed by one of the national trust wardens). There was also good fare to be had at the cafe. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Oxford, England
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402 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Lovely view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Great place to come and sit on the cliff top and look at the view over the sea and the nature reserve below. Lovely walks.

Visited April 2014
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Return here time after time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Always visit the heath whenever I visit the area. Great place to have an easy walk for 1.5 hours. Walk along the cliff tops, through the woods and then round the heath. Beautiful scenary - look out to sea, across the heath, etc. Very quiet and peaceful and walks well signposted. Also have various activities for the kids as they go round the walks too. Had pond dipping and a 'bug area' on day I was there.
Information centre where staff are friendly and helpful. Shop and cafe too.
A visit to the area wouldn't be the same without at least one walk here!

Visited April 2014
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