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Dunwich Heath history introductions

Delve into 300 years of fascinating history by joining one of our introductions...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Dunwich Heath has a turbulent and absorbing history, and you can learn all about it by joining one of our introductory talks. Listen as our volunteer takes you on a whistle-stop tour of 300 years of history involving smugglers, coastguards and two world wars...

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Prices

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Older children welcome

Meeting point

Please meet at the Visitor Welcome centre

What to bring and wear

Please dress suitably for the weather conditions on the day. Sturdy footwear is also advisable as some paths are uneven.

Accessibility

Accessible to all, but please note that the site has mixed terrain. An off-road mobility scooter is available to hire, but please book this in advance.

Other

Parking ticket required on entry. Members please scan your cards, non-members please purchase a ticket from the visitor welcome hut.

Upcoming events

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on
25 May to 29 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 14:00
+ 27 other dates or times
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Dunwich Heath Big Breakfast 

Start your day at Dunwich Heath with a cooked breakfast in the Look-Out at Coastguard Cottages Tea-room.

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on
26 May to 14 Jul 2024
at
08:45 to 09:15
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

Nightjar Walk 

Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.

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on
30 May to 27 Jun 2024
at
21:00 to 22:30
+ 3 other dates or times
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D-Day at Dunwich Heath: 80th anniversary walking tour 

Join us for a special walk on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, exploring Dunwich Heath's role in Operation Overlord...

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on
8 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 11:30