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Boston is ideally suited great outdoors. Opening


with Norfolk, the town is home to two nationally renowned, outstanding sanctuaries for wildlife. If you are a keen birdwatcher, or simply long to roam in the fresh air, appreciating the riches that nature has to offer, Boston is sure to inspire you.


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to nature lovers and can cater to any visitors looking to revel in the out onto coastal salt marsh towards The Wash, which is shared


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing walk through a beautiful landscape, fun family activities to engage the kids with nature or the chance to see some fantastic wildlife, RSPB Frampton Marsh is the place to visit. RSPB Frampton Marsh’s important conservation work offers reedbeds, fresh water scrapes and wet grassland for a diversity of species, including the avocet and the redshank. You can explore over 3km


of trails around the reserve and there are three hides around the site for great, close-up views of wildlife. The 360 Hide has a ‘Kids’ Zone’ and you can take out


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games and Wildlife Explorer Backpacks from the Visitor Centre. This summer you’ll also be able to hire out pond dipping gear to make the most of the fantastic new pond dipping platform. The majority of paths around the reserve are hard-surfaced and level and all three hides are wheelchair accessible. Dogs are welcome on the public footpaths and seabank but not on the trail around the reedbed or the hides. A dog hitching post and water bowl are located outside the Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre is


open 10-4 and 10-5 on summer weekends. The reserve, car park, trails and hides are open at all times.


Parking and entry is free. Over the Haven, RSPB Freiston Shore was once known for its popular bathing beaches but is today characterised by large lagoons and notable for its brackish water, a vital resource for wintering and migratory birds. Shingle topped islands provide the nesting site for the common tern in the spring. At Freiston Shore visitors


can get closer to the fantastic wildlife of The Wash with a hide


A view from the ridge


overlooking the lagoon and viewing points over the wet grassland and saltmarsh. The areas closest to The


Wash are not only nationally important, but are recognised overseas as well. The area seaward of Freiston Shore has been designated as a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) in the UK owing to its salt marsh, reclaimed from the sea, and is also listed under the Ramsar Convention internationally as an important wetland.


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