Walking and painting the landscape

Take a walk through the unique landscape and view the site through the eyes of an artist. Led by artists Simon Carter and Susan Barnet.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Renowned painter Simon Carter takes workshop participants on a walk through the wild Orford Ness landscape. Drawing and painting as we go, Simon will share the details of his own practice which consists of walking and drawing as a daily activity. This practice affords a way of observing and recording landscape that translates topographical points to marks on a page.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £70.00
    Member
  • All £78.00
    Non Member
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Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Prices

NT Member
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.50
Child N/A £2.25
Family N/A £11.25
1 Adult and up to 3 Children N/A £6.75
NT Non-Member
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £12.00
Child N/A £6.00
Family N/A £30.00
1 Adult and up to 3 Children N/A £18.00

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.

Please note...

Access to Orford Ness is only via our ferry Octavia. Admission to Orford Ness is free to NT Members but you will need to still pay the ferry fare. Spaces are limited due to boat capacity and tickets are currently in high demand.. Tickets are released on a weekly rolling basis on a Thursday to maintain roughly 2 weeks advance booking. Tickets are in very high demand and sell out quickly.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Adults only
Meeting point
Meet at the National Trust Office on Orford Quay at 9:15 ready for a 9:30 start
What to bring and wear
Orford Ness is an exposed coastal location, please dress for the weather!
Accessibility
Access is via our ferry. Depending on the level of tide this will involve negotiating a number of steps which may be slippery.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

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.

Photography Tour

Sun 19 Jun 2022
09:30-16:30
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.

Suffolk Day

Tue 21 Jun 2022
09:50-10:00
Help us celebrate Suffolk Day, with an exclusive day on Suffolk's Secret Coast for Suffolk residents.