Latest news from Orford Ness

We are closed until Easter 2018 but details of events will appear here and in the What's on section. These will be updated as new events are agreed. Work however continues to keep the environment attractive to wildlife and prepare for the next open season.

Winter is fast approaching

This is the time when much of the maintenance of the trails, the buildings and the land is done. The ferry will be out of the water for its annual overhaul. Also, because the Ness is much quieter during this period we will see large flocks of winter visitors such as lapwings, golden plovers, wigeon, teal, etc.

Where do the sheep go in the winter?

Orford Ness is quite a hostile place in the winter. Although some of the rare breeds of sheep are very hardy, they all take a holiday at more agreeable locations such as Sutton Hoo and Dunwich Heath.

Conservation in Action - Bird Ringing and Moth Mornings

No more displays this year but the work continues through the closed season and the experts will be on hand again in 2018 to give more demonstrations of their work.

Walking routes

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

Bombs and Beasties Photographic Tours

No more this year but keep an eye on the What's on page for dates for 2018. These are usually published from January onwards.