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Broomheath is a small area of natural green space which overlooks Martlesham Creek which adjoins the River Deben and is located along Broom Heath, off Sandy Lane. The site is predominantly acid grassland and gorse heathland with trees located mainly around the margins. The site incorporates a small informal parking area and is designated as an open access site.  

The site is immediately adjacent to the boundary of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.  

Broomheath is situated in the parish of Woodbridge. The area of the site is 1.54 ha. The OS grid reference for the centre of the site is TM 264478

Features of interest are:-  

  • Lowland heath (UK & Suffolk Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitat)
  • Acid Grassland (UK & Suffolk BAP Priority Species)
  • Nightingale
  • Linnet (UK & Suffolk BAP Priority Species)
  • Bullfinch (UK & Suffolk BAP Priority Species)
  • Skylark (UK & Suffolk BAP Priority Species)
  • Song Thrush (UK & Suffolk BAP Priority Species)