Orford Ness Writing Workshop

A day of writing, exploring behind the scenes of one of the UK’s most enigmatic wild locations. Landscape is a powerful resource for writers. This workshop unpicks the complex story of the Ness, finding inspiration in its natural and human history.

  • Booking essential

This full-day workshop is led by Suffolk-based landscape writer and tutor, Liz Ferretti, an Arts Council award winner, who has worked with hundreds of writers across the UK.

The day will be spent in guided exploration and writing, with a lunch-time writer’s surgery with your tutor. Participants will gain privileged access to the Ness, as the site will be closed to the general public. Suitable for writers at all levels of experience, working in any genre.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £65.00
    NT member
  • Adult £72.00
    NT member

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Adults only
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at 9.30 outside the National Trust office on Orford Quay for a brief introduction followed by transfer by ferry to the Ness. Park in public car park opposite Jolly Sailor Pub. No parking on quay
What to bring and wear
Bring only equipment you can carry for long distances unaided and sufficient food and clothing to enable you to work comfortably outside most of the day in exposed conditions. Tea and coffee provided.
Accessibility
This involves a ferry crossing of river - must be able to negotiate steep and sometimes slippery steps. Mostly made up paths, some uneven. Expect to walk several miles during the day.
Other
Writing materials not provided. Please bring membership cards. Find out more about Liz Ferretti: www.writerrevealed.co.uk

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
6 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Ranger's Office
Email
Orfordness@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01394 450900

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Mon 22 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Discover the secret nature of Orford Ness by solving the clues on our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Available Good Friday-Easter Monday only.

Trailer Tour 2019

Wed 24 Apr 2019
09:30-12:30
Take a leisurely guided tour of the Ness in our 24 seat passenger trailer including access to the Cold War weapons testing area.

Photography Tours 2019

Sun 28 Apr 2019
09:30-16:00
Explore the Ness including the Cold War weapons testing area.

Bombs and Beasties 2019- all day guided walk

Sat 11 May 2019
09:15-16:30
Explore this once secret site.

Orford Ness Writing Workshop

Thu 06 Jun 2019
09:30-16:30
A day of writing, exploring behind the scenes of one of the UK’s most enigmatic wild locations. Landscape is a powerful resource for writers. This workshop unpicks the complex story of the Ness, finding inspiration in its natural and human history.