Framlingham Mere is a grazing marsh, wetland and lake surrounded by hedgerows and small wooded areas. It is 34.5 acres in total and is managed for wildlife by grazing with cattle during the drier parts of the year. Wildlife is abundant and includes impressive wetland flower displays, breeding wetland birds and feeding otters. The mere is overlooked by the impressive remains of Framlingham castle. In medieval times the natural lake was enlarged and was at the centre of a vast hunting grounds, now the lake is only a third of the size it was then.