Photography Tour

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.

  • Booking essential

We are pleased to offer a small number of places on a rare expedition to spend a whole day working up close to the unique Cold War AWRE structures. You will be accompanied by rangers from the site and a professional photographer who has been photographing the site for many years. Their combined experience and knowledge will help you get the most out of the day by offering historical knowledge of the site and creative and technical advice.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £75.00
  • All £90.00
    Non Member

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Not suitable for children
Meeting point
Meet at 9.00am at the National Trust Ticket Office on Orford Quay for a brief introduction followed by transfer by ferry to the Ness.
What to bring and wear
Bring only equipment you can carry for long distances unaided. Please bring enough food and drink as well as sufficient clothing to enable you to work comfortably outside all day.
Involves ferry crossing - must be able to negotiate steep and sometimes slippery steps. Mostly made up paths, some uneven. You should expect to walk between 5 and 10 kilometers during the day.
All attendees will be required to confirm no commercial use will be made of any images taken without prior permission of the National Trust. No drone photography

Contact Info

Orford Ness
Call 01394 450900

Upcoming events

Islands of Secrets Walk

Sat 21 May 2022
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
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.