Activities and Events at Dunwich Heath...

Spring fun children playing in meadow

We’ve got a great program of activities and events coming up for all ages and interests! Read on to see what you could get up to on your next visit, and when to take part…

Pond dipping and Bug hunting

Want to learn more about the wildlife that inhabits our ponds and woodland floors? Then come along to our pond dipping and bug hunting sessions. Find out about caddisfly larvae, water scorpions and great diving beetles at the pond-side, and discover a world of mini-beasts in the bug hunting area, including cardinal beetles, centipedes and springtails! Sessions are an hour long running on Sundays at either 11:00 or 14:00 and varying Saturdays at 10:30. No booking required, for exact dates see our Whats On board when you arrive.

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Much of what we know about how long birds live and how far they travel has been revealed by the British Trust for Ornithology's 'Ringing Scheme' which gathers information about bird survival rates and their movements both in the UK and across the globe. Join ringers from Waveney Bird Club who will be on site ringing some of our feathered friends. It's a great opportunity to see some of our best-loved birds up close and to find out more about this important conservation work. Running every Tuesday from 19th April, dependent on the weather.

A walk with the Ranger

If you’ve ever wondered how we look after precious lowland heath and other habitats at Dunwich Heath, here’s your opportunity to find out! Take a walk with our Ranger to discover more about this special coastal landscape and the unique plant and animal species which thrive in this increasingly rare habitat. Running on 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 16th August and 6th September, 10:00 - 12:00. Please book through the events listing on our homepage.

Nightjar Walks

Learn more about these unusual birds which visit our heathlands during the summer months. Watch for them as they churr from the trees and fly low across the heath, hunting for moths and other insects. Running on 25th May, 22nd June and 20th July, 21:00 - 22:30. Please book through the events listing on our homepage.

Mini-Ranger walks

Dunwich Heath is full of fascinating wildlife, so why not bring along your little ones to find out more about this special coastal landscape and the creatures that call it home. The ranger will take you for an hour's wander to discover all sorts of birds, bugs and animals! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Running on 29th May, 31st July and 4th September, 10:00 - 11:00. Please book through the events listing on our homepage.

Suffolk Walking Festival

From stories of smugglers and shipping routes to a pivotal role in the success of the D-Day landings, the little-known history of one of Suffolk’s coastal beauty spots will be revealed. Be one of the first people to take part in a new guided tour at 14:00 on Saturday 21st May, and 10:00 on Sunday 22nd May! For more details go to

Serenity Yoga

It’s Yoga with a view! Serenity Yoga Suffolk are using the site to run walking yoga workshops on varying Thursdays and Saturdays once a month. Workshops run for an hour and a half. For more details and to book your spot head to

Back to Wilderness Survival Courses

Back to Wilderness provides a high quality Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness educational platform within East Anglia. Providing a conduit for people to reconnect with nature and the regions beautiful surroundings, creating memories that will last.

Safely learn the fundamental skills required to survive and live in the wilderness, much as our ancestors did. From making fire, foraging, identifying and sourcing a meal to cook, to understanding what is readily available for a variety of everyday uses, in our natural environment.

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Early morning at Dunwich Heath
Dunwich Heath early morning landscape
Early morning at Dunwich Heath