Nightjar Walk

Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

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.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £12.00
  • Child £6.00
View admission charges
Dunwich Heath and Beach

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for older children.
Meeting point
Please meet by our Visitor Information Centre.
What to bring and wear
Please dress suitably for the weather conditions on the day. Sturdy footwear is advisable as some paths are uneven. You may wish to bring mosquito repellent, or a net, and binoculars if you have them.
Accessibility
Accessible to all, but please note that this outdoor activity will take place on mixed terrain. An off-road mobility scooter is available to hire, please book this in advance.
Other
Parking fee not included in ticket price. Non-members please purchase a parking ticket on arrival, members scan your cards.

Contact Info

Name
Dunwich Heath
Email
dunwichheath@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01728 648501 (opt 2)

Upcoming events

Mini Ranger walk

Sun 29 May 2022
10:00-11:00
Bring your little ones along for a walk with the Ranger exploring the variety of birds, bugs and animals on Dunwich Heath!

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 31 May 2022
08:00-12:00
A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

A Walk with the Ranger

Tue 07 Jun 2022
10:00-12:00
Join the Ranger for a two hour guided walk exploring the rich and varied wildlife of Dunwich Heath.

Nightjar Walk

Wed 22 Jun 2022
21:00-22:30
Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.