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Little Ouse Headwaters Project (LOHP)

General Details

Little Ouse Headwaters Project (LOHP) is a local charity, dedicated to the restoration, conservation and promotion of enjoyment of the wildlife and landscape of the Little Ouse valley on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, for the benefit of wildlife, people, and the climate.

Our longer term aims:

  • To re-create and maintain a continuous corridor of wildlife habitat along the headwaters of the Little Ouse by
    • improving the wildlife diversity
    • where appropriate, restoring natural river features
    • improving water quality
  • To facilitate rural regeneration and land-use diversification
  • To improve recreation, amenity and education value for the community
  • To improve landscape quality and safeguard against flooding

We organise a range of activities, there is something for everyone from wildlife recording to practical conservation work parties, to events and guided walks. 

Who to contact

Ellie Beach
Conservation Manager
07919 912045
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Thelnetham Windmill
Mill Road
IP22 1JS

Where to go

Area served
All Suffolk, West Suffolk, Waveney

LOHP covers the Little Ouse Valley along the Norfolk/Suffolk border between Garboldisham and South Lopham 

Days & Times

Practical Conservation Work Parties take place on Wednesday mornings (sometimes all day) and the 2nd Sunday of the Month
Time of day

Other details

Age Groups
16-25 years, Adults

Join LOHP to help make a difference to your local area by getting your hands dirty. LOHP Practical Conservation Volunteers restore and create wildlife habitats and work to improve access to the countryside. We run work parties every Wednesday morning (sometimes all day) and the 2nd Sunday of the month.


We work across a range of sites with varied habitats and carry out a variety of tasks, including cutting and removing fen vegetation, hedge planting, pond work, scrub clearance and bonfires. Due to the sensitive nature of the sites, generally work parties do not take place during the main breeding season for birds (April to June inclusive) but may be substituted with other activities or appropriate work parties.


No experience necessary, full training given. Please wear old clothing and sturdy footwear suitable for the task. Protection against the weather such as sun cream, a hat or a waterproof is advisable, along with a fully charged mobile phone. LOHP supplies protective clothing such as goggles, hard hats, and gloves which must be worn as advised. Any tools and equipment required for the activity are also suppled. Refreshments are also provided.


If work parties aren’t for you get in touch we have many other volunteering activities.

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