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Woman and children in front of beach houses


A photo of two women and a boy collecting litter from Felixstowe Beach


Coastguard cottages at Dunwich Heath


Welcome to the Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape

Welcome to National Landscapes – the new name for the UK’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape stretches from Kessingland in North Suffolk, down to the Stour Estuary in North Essex.

National Landscapes are the places where our stories come to life. The places that make us who we are. A living patchwork where outstanding beauty isn’t only found in nature, but in communities working together to grow and change and thrive.

Our mission is to protect and regenerate these special landscapes and to make sure everyone can enjoy them. Because there’s space for so many more stories to be told. The Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape was designated in 1970 and is cared for by a Partnership, a team, and the thousands of people who live in, work in and visit it.

Natural Environment Improvement Project Officer

An exciting new opportunity is available to take on the role of Natural Environment Improvement Project Officer and make a huge and meaningful impact to East Suffolk and the Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape.

The new full-time, permanent role will support the delivery of a £12 million fund to be invested in the National Landscape in East Suffolk and surrounding area.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 5th March 2024.

More than £80,000 of grant funding now available

The annual grants scheme that sees over £80,000 awarded to community projects across Essex and Suffolk has opened for applications!

Grants are available to individuals, organisations such as schools and wildlife conservationists, and community groups to fund projects that help to conserve and enhance the special landscape.

There are four grant funds open for applications, each offering different levels of funding for varying purposes. Applications are welcomed from projects that represent the widest range of society possible.

Free Hedgehog Online Talk and Q&A

Join us and Suffolk Wildlife Trust on Wednesday 20th March for a free online talk all about hedgehogs!

Starting at 7:00pm, we'll cover the basics, plus advice on how to support hedgehogs, and you can ask any questions you may have.

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