Nature Reserve in Aldeburgh

The coast near Dunwich draws ranks of birdwatchers, thanks to RSPB Minsmere. The reserve is home to one of England's rarest birds, the bittern, with hundreds of migrant birds dropping by in the autumn. Year-round, binoculars are available for rent from the visitor centre, while the hides along the reserve's trails are prime species-spotting sites.

Minsmere is 8 miles north of Aldeburgh by car. With public transport lacking you'll need to drive, cycle or walk.