Latest news from Orford Ness

We have moth mornings in July and August and a trailer bus operating on selected Saturdays July to September. Details of these and other events will appear here and in the What's on section. These will be updated as new events are agreed.

Conservation in Action

Moth mornings 21 July and 11 August - take a closer look and learn to love our mostly night flying friends (though some fly in the day too). See the moth trap opened and discover the many species found on the Ness.

This takes place at 11:00am for an hour or so. The location is about 30 minutes walk from the ferry.

Trailer Bus

Take a leisurely ride across the Ness in our 24 seat trailer bus including a drive around the AWRE area. Available 11 August and 1 September.
Stopping at key points on the main Red Route, the bus leaves at 10.30am and 2.15pm from the jetty on the Ness. The trip lasts for approimately 2 1/2  hours with a drive into the AWRE area (no access to the buildings except Lab 1). Tickets from our office on Orford Quay. Book in advance by phone or email. The 10.30 trip requires crossing on 10am or 10.20am boats. For the  2.15 trip, cross on any ferry up to and including the last crossing at 2pm. For more information and prices see the What's on section.

Opening Times

We are open Tuesday to Saturday until 29 September and then Saturdays only until 27 October. Full details here.

Whats happening on the Ness

The sheep are still in King’s Marsh – awaiting the last of the wader chicks to fledge before
being brought down to graze the Airfield marsh where they will be visible from the Red Route. Many of the birds including the Avocets, Lapwing, Redstart and Oyster catcher are nesting. For regular updates and photos follow Orford Ness on Facebook.

Walking routes

For details of routes see Walking the trails on Orford Ness.

Bombs and Beasties Tours and Photographic Tours

Unfortunately all the scheduled Photographic and Bombs and Beasties Tours are fully booked for 2018. Why not consider a private tour of the Ness for your group? See here for details.

Policy for drones on Orford Ness

Please note that the use of drones is not permitted on the Ness. See here for full details.

Hidden History of Britain - Michael Portillo

Orford Ness featured in a series exploring the history of this fascinating place in April.
Presented by Michael Portillo, the show was the second in a new series exploring some of the most intriguing and mysterious places in the country and the secrets hidden in their history. For more information .......