Latest news from Orford Ness

We have a Bird Ringing Morning in October and details of this 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

Bird Ringing Morning on the Ness 13 October 11-12am.

Birds travel huge distances on migration. See some of them up close as they are recorded for an international monitoring scheme. Spend some time with volunteers from the Landguard Bird Observatory and learn about this important part of our work. They will weigh, measure, record and release birds caught in the ringing nets. The location is about 30 minutes walk from the ferry. For full information see What's on

Would you like to volunteer on Orford Ness?

Become a Ranger or help behind the scenes. Whatever you do you will always learn something new about this intriguing place and enjoy your time here. For more information see Join the Orford Ness team or for general information on volunteering, see the link at the bottom. 

All walking trails are now open

With the last of the chicks now fledged, all the walking trails are now open. For details of routes see Walking the trails on Orford Ness.
The majority of the sheep are now in the Airfield Marsh and you may be lucky enough to catch Andrew giving one of his popular sheep talks. See more information about Andrew and his sheep.

Photographic and Bombs and Beasties tours

Unfortunately all the Photographic and Bombs and Beasties tours are fully booked for 2018 but there will be more in 2019 and these will be announced in the spring.

Why not consider a private tour of the Ness for your group.

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

For regular updates and photos follow Orford Ness on Facebook and Twitter.

Policy for drones on Orford Ness

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