Click on the bright green LOHP sites on the map below for further details of the individual sites within the project area. Those marked in bright green are managed by the Little Ouse Headwaters Project. Those marked in pale green are either Suffolk Wildlife Trust (SWT) nature reserves or County Wildlife Sites.
Betty's Fen forms the western third of Blo'Norton Fen SSSI and Natura 2000 site. Unlike the remainder of the fen, which belongs to the village Poors' Trust, the 2.2ha of Betty's Fen was in private ownership until 2003 when it became the first piece of land to be purchased by the LOHP.
In 1997 village residents leased Blo'Norton Fen from the village 'poor's trust', the Blo'Norton Fuel Allotment Charity, and started to restore its interest for fenland wildlife.
Broomscot Common, in the parish of Garboldisham has been leased by the LOHP from the Garboldisham Parish Charities since late 2010. The Common covers an area of 11.4 hectares.
The Frith comprises 10.7 ha of rough pasture on the north bank of the River Little Ouse, source of which is at the south-east corner of the field. It forms the first critical link in the chain of sites between Redgrave and Lopham Fen at the head of the Waveney valley and the fenland remnants of the Little Ouse valley.
Blo'Norton Little Fen
Blo'Norton Little Fen comprises 4.17 ha wet 'carr' woodland on the north bank of the River Little Ouse, immediately east of the Lows. It is a designated County Wildlife Site in recognition of the importance of its wildlife habitat in a Norfolk context.
Hinderclay Fen forms part of the northern boundary of the parish of Hinderclay, alongside the Little Ouse River. It comprises areas of wet fen (sedges, reeds and other wetland plants), scrub, woodland, acid grassland and small patches of heathland, on generally poor soils..
The fields that comprise Blo'Norton Lows stretch from the Blo'Norton Banks road to the River Little Ouse. The field adjacent to the road slopes steeply to the valley floor and affords lovely views over these wild and secluded meadows.
Parkers Piece & Bleyswycks Bank
Parkers Piece and Bleyswycks Bank and were purchased by the LOHP in autumn 2007 and named after their former owners. The sites, in the parish of Thelnetham, are adjacent to one another and contribute a further 5.3ha to the land managed for wildlife in the Little Ouse Headwaters.
This this delightful and secluded area, comprising of flood meadows, hedges and reed-filled ditches next to the Little Ouse river in the parish of Garboldisham, at the western end of the LOHP project area, was purchased by the LOHP in 2010.
Webbs Fen, named after its former owner Mr John Webb, was purchased by the LOHP in January 2011. The 5.7 hectare site is is a key link in the heart of the most important area of the Little Ouse valley Fens for wildlife.
New Fen, comprising part of the western margin of the former Thelnetham Fen together with higher, sandier ground to the west, was purchased by the LOHP in January 2014. Adjoining Parkers Piece and Thelnetham Middle Fen, work is underway to restore its wildlife habitats.
New land: Hinderclay
This old, 1.8 hectare meadow, with high hedges and spring-fed, wet grassland, lies on a tributary of the Little Ouse, just south of Hinderclay Fen. It was purchased by the LOHP in autumn 2015.