Suffolk NTV Group

Cutting back plants at Dunwich Heath and Beach, Suffolk.

The Suffolk NTV Group was formed in 1983 to give our free time to the National Trust rangers to help them look after some of the most beautiful areas of Suffolk and North Essex. Our patch extends from Dunwich in the north to Bourne Mill (Colchester) in the south to Ickworth (Bury) in the west.

The places we work include Bourne Mill, Constable Country including the Stour Valley, Dunwich Heath, Flatford, Ickworth, Kyson Hill near Woodbridge, Melford Hall, Orford Ness and Sutton Hoo. All of these places require continual management and maintenance.

What we do

Tasks are usually outdoors, on Sundays, on local National Trust countryside sites – mainly woodland and gardens. To give variety we rotate tasks between estate rangers in the area. Tools are provided and instruction on how to use them safely is given.