Wildlife Safari

Join our Countryside Manager to learn about some of the unexpected wildlife that calls Orford Ness home.

  • Booking essential

Orford Ness is famous for its birds and hares but join our Countryside Manager on a Wildlife safari to learn about some of the more surprising creatures, large and small, that can be found on the Ness. Don't forget to bring your binoculars


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £18.00
  • Adult £25.00
  • Child £9.00
  • Child £12.50

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Children welcome. Children under 5 free.
Meeting point
Meet at the National Trust Office on Orford Quay at 9.15am
What to bring and wear
Orford Ness is an exposed coastal location, dress for the weather. Layers and strong walking shoes are a good option. Don't forget your binoculars!
Access is via our ferry. Depending on the level of the tide it will involve negotiating a number of steps, which may be slippery. The event will involve walking around 3 miles

Upcoming events

Suffolk Walking Festival - Walk with a Shepherd and Sheepdog

Tue 24 May 2022
Run as part of The Suffolk Walking Festival, join our shepherd as he manages our flock of rare breed sheep.

Camera Skills Workshop

Fri 10 Jun 2022
Confused by exposure? Flummoxed by focusing? Pictures in your mind don't match the photo you end up with? Learn how to get the best out of your camera in the inspiring landscape of Orford Ness.

Orford Ness Half Day Trailer Tour

Sat 11 Jun 2022
Take a leisurely guided tour of the Ness in our 24 seat passenger trailer, including access to the Cold War Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area, normally 'off-limits' to visitors.

Wildlife Safari

Fri 17 Jun 2022
Join our Countryside Manager to learn about some of the unexpected wildlife that calls Orford Ness home.


Sat 18 Jun 2022
Have you ever wondered how wool from a sheep is turned into clothing? Come and see how the wool from our flock of rare breed sheep is spun, felted, knitted, woven and crocheted into beautiful items of clothing, blankets and shawls.

Photography Tour

Sun 19 Jun 2022
See Orford Ness through the eye of your camera with guidance from a professional photographer. An opportunity to access the AWRE site to capture some amazing images.