Havergate in History
Before the Avocets



The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has recently acquired Banter's Barn Farm which covers much of Boyton Marshes.

Havergate Island in the River Ore and adjacent to Boyton has long been an isolated haven for birds and administered by the RSPB. It is an important breeding place for avocets, and Sandwich and common terns. Access to the island is by boat only.

The island is 1.5 miles in length.

Car park
Picnic area
Binoculars for hire
Group bookings.

Opening times:
Visiting is by prior arrangement only. For details please contact The Warden, 30 Mundays Lane, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2LX.

Access via boat, meet at Orford Quay. April to August - first and third weekends of the month and every Thursday; September to March - first Saturday of the month. Boat charge for RSPB and YOC members - 3; non-members 5.

There are eight Birdwatch hides.

Public transport:
Rail - Woodbridge (10 miles/16 km). For timetable information see the Railtrack timetable.
Bus - infrequent service to Orford.

For Havergate Island boat trips meet at Orford Quay.
Tel: 01394 450732.

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