Belstead Brook Park (BBP) is an informal country park, extending to about 250 acres, offering opportunities for people to explore well managed countryside right on the edge of town. The Park includes areas of ancient woodland, wet woodland, ponds, meadows, reedbeds, hedges, farmed land and the Brook itself.
The Park is perfect for leisurely strolls; enjoying beautiful scenery and fresh air; walking the dog; running; cycling; watching wildlife; photography; and includes areas for formal sport, children’s play and other activities.
The Park is a vitally important area for wildlife and for local people to enjoy. In a relatively small area there are a vast range of habitats and rare and protected species including dormice, otters, bats, water voles, reptiles, kingfishers and bluebells.
A printed leaflet is available, containing a map of Belstead Brook Park. This is available from the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen’s Lane, the Reg Driver Centre in Christchurch Park or by contacting the Greenways Project.
Two versions of the leaflet are available to downoad (PDF format):