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Outdoor Learning in the East


The Eastern Region is full of surprises from picturesque countryside with luscious meadows and ancient woodlands, to coastline with sandy expansive beaches that go on and on, with one of the darkest night sky in the country. From the latest in man-made white water rafting Olympic course, dinghy race on Grafham Water to navigating the maritime waterways there is always a challenge! The region is home to a wide array of providers including, commercial residential centres, adventure challenge courses, educational establishments delivering bespoke outdoor courses, voluntary organisations, clubs and individual practitioners who deliver a diverse range of high quality outdoor learning opportunities'.

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Carlton Marshes £5m expansion
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Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Carlton Marshes £5m expansion

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has spent £5m adding 484 acres (196 hectares) to its Carlton Marshes reserve near Lowestoft, Suffolk.

It said the new reedbed areas could absorb large amounts of water from surge tides, protecting properties.

Sir David Attenborough has called the project a "unique opportunity" for wildlife.

Matt Gooch, the trust's Broads sites manager, called it "habitat creation on a landscape scale".

The new areas lie between the River Waveney and the Oulton Dyke, which connects the river with Oulton Broad in Lowestoft.

But he said the landscaping could also provide run-off areas during surge tides, in which the river bursts its banks.

The creation of shallow wading areas is likely to lead to an immediate increase in bird numbers, such as spoonbill (pictured), said the Trust

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Treasurer -  Lawrence Chapman

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