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Overnight Dawn Chorus

A chance to spend the night on Orford Ness and then rise early to listen to the dawn chorus on the Suffolk Coast.

  • Booking essential

Come onto Orford Ness just as the general public are leaving and spend the night in our Basecamp accommodation. Rise early next morning for a walk with one of our rangers as we head out to hear the dawn chorus.

Please note this is an overnight event.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Member£60.00
All Non-Member£67.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 2491895 In the event of extreme weather or very bad light the event may be cancelled or rescheduled.

Suitability

Not suitable for children.

Meeting point

Meet on Orford Quay at 4.30pm for a ferry crossing at 5pm on Saturday. Return ferry on Sunday at 9.30am. Park in public pay and display car park (not NT).

What to bring and wear

Bring food and bedding for your stay - a fully quipped, shared kitchen is available. Accommodation is in shared bunkhouse rooms. Dress for sudden weather changes. Wear good walking shoes.

Accessibility

Includes ferry crossing - must be able to negotiate steep, and sometimes slippery, steps. Mostly made up paths, sometimes uneven.

Upcoming events

Event

Walk with Us 

Rediscover nature and walk your way to better wellbeing on one of our volunteer-led group walks.

Event summary

on
29 Feb 2024
at
10:30 to 12:00
Event

Easter egg hunt at Orford Ness 

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventures at Orford Ness on an Easter trail.

Event summary

on
29 Mar to 1 Apr 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 3 other dates or times
Event

Young Ranger Day 

Aged 5-12? Want to get up close to the nature that calls Orford Ness home? Then come along to our Young Ranger event and learn how our Rangers care for this amazing place.

Event summary

on
3 Apr to 28 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 14:00
+ 4 other dates or times
Event

True or False? Mysteries of Orford Ness 

Join us for a walk on Orford Ness to discover some of the tales that have been told about this unique section of Suffolk Coast. True or False we will leave you to decide!

Event summary

on
9 Apr 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30