The isolated wilderness of the Wash Estuary coastline inspired the pioneer conservationist and painter Sir Peter Scott who lived at the lighthouse on the East bank of the River Nene, at Sutton Bridge as a young man during the 1930s.

Colourful wading birds feed in the freshwater pools and salt marshes in summer, and thousands of geese return there to graze during winter. Head for the bird hides and trails at the RSPBs nature reserve at Frampton Marsh for some of the best views of the estuary. Or follow the Peter Scott Walk, a ten mile route starting from Sir Peter's lighthouse along the old sea wall to the ferry crossing to Kings Lynn. Take some binoculars to watch oystercatchers, curlews and marsh harriers.

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