Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve is the largest remaining river valley fen in England and the source of the River Waveney.
As one of the most important wetlands in Europe, Redgrave and Lopham Fen now has international protection. As well as open fen, the reserve includes a mixture of wet heathland, open water, scrub and woodland. The underlying acid and alkaline geology has resulted in characteristic wildlife including many species now rare in Britain.
The restoration of Redgrave and Lopham Fen was formally recognised by the European Union as 'overall habitat restoration winner' for Eurosites 2001 . Rewards have also been received through the Henry Ford conservation awards scheme, and through Chris Binnie for sustainable development.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust was founded in 1961 (then as Suffolk Trust for Nature Conservation) over concerns that Redgrave and Lopham Fen was in danger of drying out through water abstraction.
Fen products that can be purchased include: Firewood, woodchip mulch, compost wraps, alder stakes and bean sticks.