Latest news from Orford Ness

We are now open Saturdays only and details of events will appear here and in the What's on section. These will be updated as new events are agreed.

Hidden History of Britain - Michael Portillo

Orford Ness features in a series exploring the history of this fascinating place on Friday 27 April at 9pm.
Presented by Michael Portillo, the show is 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......

Opening Times

We are open Saturdays only until 23 July, Tuesday to Saturday until 29 September and then Saturdays only until 27 October. Full details here.

Whats happening on the Ness

Most of the sheep have returned from their winter break at Sutton Hoo, Dunwich and Snape and many have had their lambs. 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.

Conservation in Action - Bird Ringing and Moth Mornings

Work continues through the closed season and the experts will be on hand again this year to give more demonstrations

Policy for drones on Orford Ness

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