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The Glorious Shotley Peninsula

Shotley Peninsula

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

The Shotley Peninsula is a peaceful part of Suffolk, located between the Rivers Orwell and Stour. It falls within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are miles of pretty footpaths to be explored with plenty of scenic views on the water's edge; marinas with bobbing boats and woodland filled with bluebells in the spring.

The landscape is made up of farmland, with salt marshes and mudflats. The mudflats are important for estuary birds, wildfowl and waders, and the wetlands and estuaries have many otters and water voles.

The inspiring countryside makes the Shotley Peninsula a magnet for artists, photographers and crafts people and this area of outstanding natural beauty has a thriving artistic community.

We have added lots of new information about the Shotley Peninsula to our website, including articles on cycling, birdwatching, pottery and photography courses, using public transport to get around, the area's royal connections, and suggestions for where to stay and eat. Visitor attractions include Alton Water Park, with its reservoir and sailing opportunities, the HMS Ganges Museum, the Suffolk Food Hall and Jimmy's Farm.

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