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Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve

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Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve is the largest remaining river valley fen in England and the source of the River Waveney. The landscape is mainly comprised of reedbeds and woodland, and for the wildlife photographer this offers some great opportunities. The now rare habitat means rare and unusual birds, dragonfly, butterflies and other insects are in abundance, including the very rare Fen Raft Spider which is part of a successful breeding programme here. Konik ponies, Cattle, Deer, Rabbits and the many insects are easily seen and shot by those less accomplished.

There is a visitor centre and cafe on site (check opening hours seasonally), it's never feels busy here even when events are held (such as Apple Day or themed guided walks) but if you visit at sunrise or sunset, you will usually have the entire reserve to yourself and the deer, rabbits and owls appear almost on demand once it reaches twilight, so getting close is relatively easy (insect repellant is very useful after sunset in summer though).

Being in an almost light free area, astro-photography and light painting are also possible.

Location is suitable for the following types of photography


Redgrave & Lopham Fen

Low Common Road South Lopham, Diss
DissSuffolk IP22 2HX
United Kingdom

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