Wild Aldhurst: Sizewell C's habitat creation scheme

In 2015, Aldhurst Farm in Leiston was a 67-hectare arable field used to grow onions. Fast forward to today, and Aldhurst Farm is now Wild Aldhurst, a flourishing nature reserve combining grassland, heathland and wetland supporting a range of animals and plants. It will create replacement habitats to account for the less than six hectares of SSSI land required for the project.

Sizewell C's environment team, together with our environmental partners, created Wild Aldhurst which, alongside other measures we are taking, will protect and enhance nature. In the long run, our environmental measures will lead to a 19% net gain in biodiversity.

We have now opened areas of Wild Aldhurst to the public to experience its thriving biodiversity first hand. Come and visit us!

Share your pictures from Wild Aldhurst with us

 We would love to see the nature pictures you take from your next visit to Wild Aldhurst.

Just click here to send them to us via email. Alternatively, you can post them onto Facebook using the hashtag #WildAldhurst and tagging @sizewellc.

The best of the bunch will be uploaded to our nature board below every month.

Wild Aldhurst nature board

Visiting Wild Aldhurst: What to know before you go

Wild Aldhurst is open to the public all year round and we welcome anyone who enjoys nature and wildlife. Click below for our visitor leaflet which gives you information to be aware of before making your visit.

If you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 197 6102.

Discover rare wildlife down at Wild Aldhurst with our map

Wild Aldhurst supports a variety of wildlife including the rare marsh harrier, specialised plants, invertebrates, voles, otters, fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Download our Wild Aldhurst map to discover more about the biodiversity in the area.

The Environment and Sizewell C

The biggest threat to biodiversity is climate change. By lowering carbon emissions, nuclear energy will help to protect the natural environment.

Sizewell C will look after the local environment before, during and after the construction of Sizewell C. Wildlife has thrived for decades around the existing Sizewell B station and before that at Sizewell A. We will build on a great track record and continue to protect this precious area of the Suffolk coastline.

Click on the image to watch a video about Sizewell C Wild Aldhurst and click below to read our Environment Brochure.

New nature walk in Leiston opened by local students

A group of Year 9 pupils from a Suffolk school have joined Sizewell C to launch a new nature walk, the ‘Alde Valley Academy Nature Trail’ at Wild Aldhurst in Leiston.

You can read more about our nature walk in our press release

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Contact Sizewell C

  • Call: FREEPHONE 0800 197 6102 (Weekdays: 9am - 5pm)
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  • Visit: Sizewell C Information Office, 48-50 High Street, Leiston IP16 4EW (open for visits without appointment 9.30am – 5pm weekdays only, closed lunchtimes 12:30pm – 1.30pm)
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