Latest news from Orford Ness

Latest news of planned events for 2017 will appear here and in the What's on section. This will be updated as new events are agreed.

New Photography Tour date 7 October

A rare opportunity to spend a whole day on Orford Ness accompanied by rangers from the site and a professional photographer. See What's on page for more information.

Trailer bus available 2 September

A trailer bus stopping at key points on the main trail will be available on the above date. This is aimed primarily at visitors unable to walk more than short distances. This is not a guided tour but the driver will be on hand to answer questions. Phone the Ranger's Office on 01394 450900 for more information and to book a place. Also, see Page 3 of the Accessibilty Statement for further information.

Conservation in Action

  • Bird Ringing mornings - 16 September and 14 October. Our volunteers from the Landguard Bird Observatory catch and ring birds as part of our surveying work. The bird ringers are available on the dates above to demonstrate how they do this. You can see how birds are caught safely, rung and recorded, and released.

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

Walking routes available

Following the nesting season when only the Red route was open, the Blue and Green routes are now open to visitors. For more details of routes see Walking the trails on Orford Ness.

Opening times for 2017

We are open Tuesday to Saturday until 30 September and back to Saturdays only in October.

Bombs and Beasties Tours

To book and check for any new dates see the What's on page.