Suffolk Walking Festival - Walk with a Shepherd and Sheepdog

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

  • Booking essential

Join Andrew, our shepherd, and Sweep, our sheepdog, as they manage our flock of rare breed sheep here on Orford Ness.

Hear how the flock is used to help maintain the habitats of Orford Ness and how the sheep create a perfect environment for nesting birds.

Run as part of The Suffolk Walking Festival. Tickets on sale via The Suffolk Walking Festival website.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £20.00

The basics

Booking details
Call n/a
Booking for this event is made via Suffolk Walking Festival and not the National Trust.
Suitability
Children welcome. Children under 5 free.
Meeting point
Meet at the National Trust Office on Orford Quay. There is no public parking on Orford Quay, please park in the main car park opposite the Jolly Sailor Pub (Pay and display, not National Trust)
What to bring and wear
The site is an exposed coastal location. Please dress for the weather. There are no catering facilities on Orford Ness, please bring your own refreshments.
Accessibility
Access to Orford Ness is via our ferry, boarding of which will require negotiating steps, the number of which will depend on the tide. The steps can be slippery.

Contact Info

Name
Orford Ness
Email
Orfordness@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01394 450900

Upcoming events

Islands of Secrets Walk

Sat 21 May 2022
13:00-14:30
Step behind the 'no entry' signs and take a guided walk into the heart of the normally off limits AWRE area.

Suffolk Walking Festival - Walk with a Shepherd and Sheepdog

Tue 24 May 2022
09:30-12:30
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
09:30-16:30
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
09:30-12:30
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
09:30-12:30
Join our Countryside Manager to learn about some of the unexpected wildlife that calls Orford Ness home.

WooliNess

Sat 18 Jun 2022
10:00-16:30
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.