About Orwell Country Park

You are here

Bordered by the Orwell Estuary and the A14, Orwell Country Park is 470-acre site of mixed lowland habitats, including ancient woodland, heathland and mudflats.

The Country Park, officially opened in 1995, offers visitors a variety of walks, wildlife and scenery to explore and enjoy. It has three main sites, all of which are the hinterland to the Orwell Estuary:

Orwell Country Park has six pedestrian entrances and two entrances with car parks. Find out where each of them are located and get directions.

The park and surrounding area is contained within the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and many areas of the park have been afforded international, national and regional designations due to their important wildlife and habitats.

Designations include:

  • Site of Special Scientific Interest, 
  • Local Nature Reserve, 
  • Ramsar, 
  • Special Protection Area,
  • County Wildlife Site.

The site contains a number of important and interesting species both locally, nationally and internationally. These include bird species such as skylarks, peregrine falcons, black-tailed godwit and golden plover.

Find out more about the habitats and species that can be found at the Country Park.


To report any damage or antisocial behaviour occurring in the country park please contact Ipswich Borough Council’s Park Patrol Hotline on 01473 432132

For enquiries about any other aspect of Orwell Country Park please contact:

Email: parks.services@ipswich.gov.uk

Phone: 01473 433998

Contact Details

Parks & Cemeteries,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3E Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

Telephone icon

01473 433512