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National Rail | station code DSM

Darsham is on the East Suffolk Line

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Public transport in Suffolk:

The demand responsive Suffolk Links bus service covers this area, journeys must be booked in advance.

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Minsmere RSPB 5 miles

A popular nature reserve with woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds including bitterns, shy otters and wild flowers in summer. Visitor Centre, bird hides, Discovery Centre and Wild Zone for families. Café. Tel. 01728 648281.
Open Daily 0900-1700 (1600 Nov-Jan), hides and countryside open dawn-dusk.
Minsmere can also be visited by bus from Saxmundham to Leiston then a 4 mile walk passing near Leiston Abbey.

The National Trust has a selection of holiday cottages in Suffolk, including some at Dunwich Heath - near Minsmere.

Dunwich Village, Museum and Heath (NT) 5 miles

Although Dunwich is now a peaceful small village it was once an important town and harbour, mostly now lost to the North Sea. A scale model in the Museum shows Dunwich at the height of its prosperity in the 13th century. Other displays cover local social history, smuggling and wildlife. Museum tel. 01728 648796. Dunwich Heath (NT) is a rare and precious habitat 1½ miles south of the village which is home to birds such as the Dartford warbler and nightjar.
Museum Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1130-1630 (1200-1600 in Oct). Heath open at all times.
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